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Aboriginal communities hold protest against poor public services

March to Treasury Board President's office will demand action against privatization and crumbling infrastructure.

Patty Ducharme of PSACby The Energy News

WINNIPEG, September 18 — Aboriginal workers and other representatives of the labour and social justice movement will rally in Winnipeg tomorrow to raise awareness about the federal government's inaction at addressing the poor quality and rapidly deteriorating public services in Aboriginal communities across Canada.

"The federal government must take action now to address the water and infrastructure crisis in First Nations communities," said Patty Ducharme, National Executive Vice-President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).

"Public services are crumbling and private companies are eager to cash in on the problem. Privatization is no solution. It's time for the federal government to stand up for quality public services in Aboriginal communities. We want to know if federal election candidates are willing to make firm commitments to stand up for Aboriginal human rights."

Tomorrow's demonstration will occur in conjunction with PSAC's inaugural National Aboriginal Peoples' Conference, taking place in Winnipeg at the Fairmont Hotel from September 19 — 21. . .

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  Workers and union leaders to protest against poor public services in Aboriginal communities, The Energy News. Source: Newswire. September 18, 2008

Posted: September 18, 2008

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