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TORONTO The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), and the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC), will hold a news conference at 2:00 pm today, at the Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West, in the Baker Room, 2nd Floor, in Toronto, to announce a joint court action they are filing against the Ontario government.

Todays court action is aimed at halting the privatization of hospitals in Ottawa, Brampton and Toronto.

CUPE was part of successful court challenge 18 months ago to block the Conservative governments sale of Hydro One.

Judy Darcy
President, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Leah Casselman
President, Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

Natalie Mehra
Coordinator, Ontario Health Coalition

News Conference
Announcing court action against Ontario government to halt hospital privatization

Monday, September 22, 2003
2:00 pm

The Delta Chelsea Hotel
33 Gerrard Street West
Baker Room, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario


For further information, please contact:

James Chai, CUPE Communications, 416-292-3999
David Cox, OPSEU Communications, 416-788-9197
Natalie Mehra, Ontario Health Coalition, 416-230-6402