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May 25 to 28, 2011

Over 1,000 CUPE members and staff, from every region across the province and from every sector of the union, will descend on the Toronto Sheraton Centre for the 48th annual CUPE Ontario Convention.

This year’s theme, ‘Building a Better Ontario,’ highlights our members’ continued commitment and connection to their communities, and the quality public services they provide for their neighbours.

The convention will convene at the Toronto Sheraton Centre at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 and will conclude at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. 

Members can register on Wednesday, May 25, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Convention highlights

May 25

Linda McQuaig, Keynote Speaker

Journalist and best‐selling author Linda McQuaig has always challenged the establishment. Conrad Black once suggested she should be horsewhipped. Since 2002, McQuaig’s Toronto Star column has been one of the few places in the mainstream media that challenges right‐wing thinking on the economy.

McQuaig has also written best‐selling books on politics and economics, including Shooting the Hippo, the Cult of Impotence, and her latest, co‐authored with Neil Brooks, the Trouble With Billionaires.

May 26

CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will join Council of Canadians chair Maude Barlow and Toronto City Councilor Mike Layton for a breakfast discussion on CETA, the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

This proposed agreement under consideration by the Federal Government puts up to 150,000 Canadian jobs at risk and would give private multinational companies the right to take over vital public services like water and waste disposal—even if local communities don’t want that to happen.