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Kingston Day Of Action
June 8th, 1998

KINGSTON COMMUNITY DAY OF ACTION "HUGE SUCCESS"


NEWS RELEASE
Kingston Community Day of Action

Release: Immediate, June 8, 1998
Contact: Neil Walker (416) 518-3679

KINGSTON COMMUNITY DAY OF ACTION "HUGE SUCCESS"
"Definitely not business as usual," says co-chair

(Kingston): The City of Kingston rush hour this morning saw empty streets. Charlie Stock, Labour Co-chairperson, said, "This was definitely not business as usual."

Community co-chairperson Natalie Mehra said organizers' official estimate of the march and rally participation was 10,000. "There was incredible support from the local community for the Day of Action. We could not have asked for more."

Stock says, "We call this the community day of action, because it involves everyone. Seeing 10,000 people march through Kingston's streets today shows the kind of determination that Kingstonians have. We want a government that listens, is democratic and believes in quality public services for every citizen."

Mehra says, "This Day of Action has made Kingston proud. Our community agencies have stood up for what they believe and our religious leaders have spoken out for the Day of Action. Having 45 buses and 15 maxi-vans from all parts of Ontario shows the breadth of support we had today. Ten thousand citizens marching for the Day of Action shows that this government should learn to respect the citizens they govern. The people of Kingston voted with their feet today. Soon they will vote with a ballot and pencil and this revolution against ordinary citizens will end."

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The Kingston Community Day of Action, June 8th, 1998

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