CAW President Urges Support for Occupy Toronto and other Occupy Movements

October 21, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

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CAW President Ken Lewenza voiced his support today for participants of Occupy Toronto, currently living at St. James Park downtown Toronto.

"This is a diverse group of engaged citizens expressing their desire for a different direction for our nation," said Lewenza, after his visit to the site this afternoon. Lewenza spent time getting a tour of the site and meeting activists. He was impressed with the organization of the grounds and democratic structures set up by the Occupy participants. On October 15, Lewenza also participated in Occupy Windsor.

"Many of the folks camped out here are young people who are fed up with the system they've inherited. They see clearly the growing inequality in our country and that far too many people are being left behind. Their determination and strength should not to be underestimated. We don't know where these movements will lead, but their presence is truly significant." 

Lewenza is encouraging CAW members to attend the rally organized by Occupy Toronto taking place tomorrow, Saturday at 2 p.m., leaving from St. James Park arriving at City Hall by 2:45, protesting cuts by the Rob Ford administration.      

Today the CAW brought a hot lunch to occupation activists and will be providing ongoing support. Lewenza also urged CAW members in other parts of the country to support Occupy movements in their communities.

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