The Days of Action Campaign

June 19, 1998


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The Days of Action Campaign
dated June 19, 1998


The Days of Action Campaign
The Days of Action, which began in December of 1995 in London, Ontario, have made a difference. Since then not only have over a half a million workers and community members protested against the Mike Harris government, they have marched through the streets of eleven Ontario cities. The protests shut down the city of Hamilton, jammed traffic and brought business to a stand still in core of Toronto. From North Bay, Harris's hometown, to Windsor, to Kingston, the Days of Action campaign have united people in their opposition to the Harris agenda.

Bob White
C.L.C. President
"Today as we came down the streets, lots of people were on the streets, children, and older people, to welcome us to this community. It's a great chance to build solidarity in the community and it stays here long after we are gone. It brings the grass roots together. And, what we're here about is to expose again, and continue to expose the anti-worker, anti-democratic, anti-social agenda of the Mike Harris government as they move toward what I believe will be their last term in office in the province of Ontario. "

The need to get rid of the Harris government has never been more evident than in the wake of his response to the announcement that Boeing is shutting down its Toronto plant.

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President
"Mike Harris's dialogue was "you are the losers in this wonderful world of globalization". That was his response to two thousand workers, their families and the communities in the greater Toronto area. Well, I want to send a message again, through you today. We reject, as working people, as community activists, as social activists; we reject the idea that future success only means higher profits for corporations, higher executive salaries, higher dividends, for shareholders and unemployment for the workers of McDonnell Douglas, unemployment for public sector workers, and a lower standard of living for all, cuts in social assistance. "

The protest in Kingston was the last of the city by city protests but it is not the end of the fight against the Harris government. Organized labour and community groups are planning strategies to fight the Harris agenda. A fight, with one simple goal in mind.


Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President
"We reject this agenda and we're going to send a message today, and continue until the next election; we are going to defeat the agenda of Mike Harris come the fall of '99. "


CAW "Fighting Back Makes a Difference."


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