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OPSEU to protest corporate tax cuts in Sudbury

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Members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and allies will call on the McGuinty government to invest in health care instead of corporate tax cuts at a rally on Thursday outside the hospital.

When:  Thursday, February 17

Where:   Sudbury Regional Hospital at the corner of Paris and Ramsey View click here for map

What time:  11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Premier Dalton McGuinty’s cut to the corporate income tax rate will cost Ontario $2.4 billion a year.

“Our message to the Premier and his MPPs is quite simple: cancel corporate tax cuts in the upcoming provincial budget,” said Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President. “We need to invest in health care and other urgent priorities that will create jobs and build our communities.”

“We can’t afford to give away billions to wealthy corporations when we need to fund critical services including a PET scanner for the hospital and more long-term care beds and community programs for the elderly,” said Jennifer Giroux, OPSEU Executive Board Member.

Speakers at the rally include France Gélinas, NDP MPP for Nickel Belt.

OPSEU’s tongue-in-cheek People For Corporate Tax Cuts campaign has been running since January 17, asking what people are willing to give up to help pay their share of corporate tax cuts: Http://www.peopleforcorporatetaxcuts.ca $2.4 billion is the equivalent of $500 from each of the province’s 4.8 million households.

For more information:

Jennifer Giroux, OPSEU Executive Board Member: 705-690-4386 Felicia Fahey, OPSEU Local 681, event organizer: 705-665-5518

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