May 1 – Strike Against Ford Government Attracts 100

Community Submission

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THUNDER BAY – The general strike drew upwards of one hundred people today at Mini Queen’s Park on James Street.

People came together to answer a larger call from co-organizers Dakota Lanktree and Flo OConnell from Hamilton and Toronto respectively.

The response was immediate and in just a matter of days, twenty-three cities across Ontario were on board to participate in a one-hour general strike.

People voiced their concerns about the provincial government’s chopping block approach used to axe programs, services and integral funding.

This approach attacks the most vulnerable people in our communities. We have had enough and that is the message that was sent today throughout the province. There are future actions and events being planned to continue the pressure.