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Committee Room – City Council Monday, July 17th at Noon

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg City Council Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services has received a report that recommends adopting in principle a not-for-profit corporation model for running Assiniboine Park.

CUPE Local 500 President Gary Swanson and CUPE National Representative Nicole Campbell are making a brief presentation to the Committee at noon today.

They will challenge the analysis and assumptions of the report and therefore the recommendation to shift authority for the Park to an independent governance body.

They will encourage the City to keep the Park a public service with governance control and operational authority vested in the City’s administration.

They will be available immediately after the presentation to talk to news media representatives to report on how their presentation is received and what the union plans to do to help keep the Park public.


The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union representing more than a half-million women and men. In Manitoba, CUPE represents 24,000 members working in health care facilities, school divisions, municipal services, social services, child care centres, public utilities, libraries and family emergency services. CUPE represents about 5,000 frontline support staff working in City of Winnipeg.

For information, contact:

Garry Swanson, President CUPE Local 500 – Phone 942-1001

Nicole Campbell, CUPE National Representative – Phone 942-0343

Dennis Lewycky, CUPE Communications – Cell. 223-6805

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