Delivering Community Power: Launching a bold vision for the green transformation of the post office

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Thursday February 25 2016

OTTAWA - In anticipation of the public review of Canada Post, Mike Palecek, National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, will join Naomi Klein, an initiating author of the Leap Manifesto, to unveil a proposal for transforming Canada’s postal system for a greener and more equitable economy. The launch of this campaign will take place on Leap Day, as events inspired by the Leap Manifesto happen across the country. Also joining are representatives from the Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association, ACORN, Idle No More and the Canadian Labour Congress.


Media conference followed by 11 am reception at Darcy McGee’s


Naomi Klein, author, activist

Mike Palecek, CUPW National President

Lynda Kitchikeesic, Idle No More

Gisele Bouvier, ACORN

Available for interviews: Donald Lafleur, Canadian Labour Congress,

Brenda McAuley, Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association



Monday February 29, 2016, 10 am EST   



National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa (across from Parliament).  N.B. Accreditation for the conference can be obtained via the Parliamentary Press Gallery (contact 613-992-4511).




For additional information or to schedule an interview, contact Aalya Ahmad, CUPW Communications, 613-327-1177,