Canadian Activist and Former Senate Page Brigette DePape joins CAW Campaign to Stop Greyhound's Proposal to cut 2.2 Million Miles of Service to B.C.
December 4, 2012, 1:45 PM EST
Brigette DePape has joined the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) campaign to Stop Greyhound's application to cut service on Vancouver Island and the B.C. interior.
As a former Senate Page, DePape gained national attention when she held up a "Stop Harper" sign metres away from Stephen Harper during a throne speech. Since then she has been committing her efforts to promoting democracy and climate change justice.
"CAW Local 114 is extremely grateful for Brigette's support," said CAW 114 President Gord McGrath. "Brigette expressed concerns for the workers, British Columbians and the environment. We call on British Columbians to voice their concerns to the Passenger Transportation Board and to the Provincial Government in an attempt to put the brakes on Greyhound's application. Our union has an online petition for the public to send their message to the PTB and the Liberal government."
DePape heard about the Stop the Greyhound Cuts Campaign during a youth conference in Vancouver leading up to the B.C. Federation of Labour Convention. Her commitment to the environment led her to offer her support. Holding a Stop Greyhound Cuts stop sign, she has leant her stop sign celebrity to the campaign. DePape is also promoting the campaign via social media. See pictures at: http://greyhoundcuts.blogspot.com
CAW Local 114 currently represents over 4,000 members across B.C. and Alberta. The CAW's proposal submitted to the PTB and the petition to have Greyhound's application denied, can be viewed at (www.cawlocal114.com)