Ontario Election: October 6, 2011
August 30, 2011
On October 6, the people of Ontario will go to the polls to choose their next provincial government.
This decision is crucial. Ontarians will be making a choice that could set our province on a starkly different economic and social path for years, even decades, to come.
Workers have a lot on the line with this election, particularly if Tim Hudak's Conservatives form the next government. This could usher in an era similar to what the province experienced during the Mike Harris years of the late 1990s and early 2000. Think major cuts to education and health care, diminishing workers' rights, rapidly growing poverty, an end to rent control, slashing welfare rates and poison water.
Let's not go back there!
We want to make improvements with the next government, not go backward.
The time to get engaged and get involved is now.
Watch CAW President Ken Lewenza's speech about why this election is important!
Take a closer look at Conservative leader Tim Hudak's plan for Ontario in this presentation.
There are a number of CAW-sponsored pre-election meetings going on across the province. Be sure to check out one in your area:
- Toronto - Sept. 13 - 5 p.m. dinner, 6-9 p.m. meeting, Local 112 Hall, 30 Tangiers Road
- Thunder Bay - Sept. 14 - 5p.m. dinner, 6-9 p.m. meeting, Local 1075, 112 W. Gore Street
- Sault Ste. Marie - Sept. 15 - 5 p.m. dinner, 6-9 p.m. meeting, Local 1120, 773 Great Northern Road
- Windsor - Sept. 16 - 12 p.m. lunch, 1:30-4 p.m. meeting, Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Avenue
- London/ Ingersoll - Sept. 19 - 12 p.m. lunch, 1-4 p.m. meeting, Local 88, 364 Victoria Street
- Kitchener - Sept. 19 - 5 p.m. dinner, 6-9 p.m. meeting, the Budd Hall, 600 Wabanaki Drive
- Sudbury - Sept. 20 - 5 p.m. dinner, 6-9 p.m. meeting, Local 598, 2550 Richard Lake Drive
- Ottawa - Sept. 22 - 5 p.m. dinner, 6-9 p.m. meeting, CAW Regional Office, 5 Gurdwara Drive
Check out photos from pre-election meetings!
Here you'll find all the information you'll need to make a knowledgeable decision at the polls and get involved. You can also sign up for CAW Connected or follow us on Twitter.
- Strategic Voting and the 2011 Federal Election - A presentation by Bill Murnighan
- Graphs for Dummies - The Troubled Geometry of Tim Hudak's changebook by Jim Stanford
- Elections Ontario
- Ontario election contribution guidelines
- Which way ahead for Ontario - quick facts leaflet
- Which way for Ontario: The October 6 election and how it will affect you
- Coffee Break Conversations: Your guide to having them!
- Ontario Federation of Labour Women Vote '11
- Working Families Ontario
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