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Toronto – September 5, 2017 – UFCW Canada activists were out in full force at Labour Day events across the country this past weekend, gathering with family members and community allies at a number of marches, picnics, and parades to honour the past achievements of workers and to celebrate Canada’s labour movement.
In Ontario, UFCW Canada activists led the way at the country’s largest Labour Day parades in Toronto and Hamilton, while also participating in events in Ottawa, London, Windsor, and other municipalities throughout the province.
In Western and Atlantic Canada, activists and family members marked the celebration at various community events, including several Labour Day parades, picnics, and gatherings.
In Quebec, activists traditionally gather to honour the accomplishments of workers and the labour movement on May 1, International Workers Day, also known as May Day.
"As trade unionists, Labour Day is a chance to not only celebrate the hard-won gains of unions, but also demonstrate our strength and solidarity by gathering with friends, family, and allies to honour our collective achievements,” says UFCW Canada National President Paul Meinema.
“It is a day for hope, love, and optimism, and an appropriate time for us to recommit to building a fairer Canada with laws, policies, and programs that benefit all workers."