The President of CUPE Ontario was in Stratford last night.

He addressed 75 people at the Queen’s Inn for the Labour Activism Appreciation dinner.

Hahn spoke at length about the upcoming provincial election.

He says Tim Hudak’s plan to contract out public services not only reduces the quality of the service but it doesn’t save money.

Hahn gave an example from Hamilton.

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Hahn says there’s a lot at stake for working people in the upcoming provincial election.

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Hahn also invoked the legacy of previous generations as inspiration for the fight ahead.

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Hahn urged the leadership of organized labour to re-engage the members and to do it face-to-face.

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Perth-Wellington provincial NDP candidate Romayne Smith Fullerton and Liberal candidate Stewart Skinner both attended the dinner.

The event was organized by the Stratford and District Labour Council.

For more information, call 519-273-0300, email or go to the organization’s Facebook page.