News Conference Advisory — Canadian Teachers’ Federation to focus on issues affecting education as part of annual lobby day on Parliament Hill

April 20, 2009

OTTAWA – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation will host a news conference tomorrow to highlight some of the key issues of its third annual “Hill Day” with parliamentarians.

“Hill Day provides a powerful opportunity for teacher leaders across Canada to discuss critical issues affecting education with federally elected officials and senior government advisors,” explains CTF President Emily Noble. On April 21, members of the CTF Board of Directors will be involved in meetings with MPs, Senators and senior government officials to voice their concerns and discuss recommendations on issues that affect teaching and learning in Canadian classrooms.

The news conference will be held:

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Time: 12 h 00
Where: Charles Lynch Media Room
Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Who:

CTF President Emily Noble
CTF President-designate Mary-Lou Donnelly

CTF speaks for nearly 200,000 teachers in Canada as the national voice on education and related social issues. CTF membership includes Member organizations in provinces and territories in Canada as well as Affiliate Member in Ontario. CTF ( http://www.ctf-fce.ca) is also a member of the international body of teachers, Education International (http://www.ei-ie.org).

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Contact : Francine Filion, CTF Communications Director, cell: 613-899-4247