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Toronto’s Transit Union Endorses Council Candidates Who Pledge to Keep Transit Public and Oppose TTC Subway Upload

TORONTO, ONTARIO – (October 10, 2018) –ATU Local 113, Toronto’s transit union that represents 11,000 public transit workers, today urged Torontonians who care about our city to support and elect candidates who will keep transit public and oppose Premier Doug Ford’s disastrous plan to upload the TTC Subway to the province.

These candidates, endorsed by the Toronto and York Region Labour Council, will fight for Torontonians and stand up to Premier Ford and his Progressive Conservative government.

Today’s endorsements follow the Toronto and York Region Labour Council’s exhaustive interviews and examination of candidates’ voting records. The full list of ATU Local 113 endorsed candidates, including the Toronto and York Region Labour Council’s endorsed School Board candidates, can be found here.

“City Hall is Toronto’s strongest advocate and the new mayor and council must send a clear message to Doug Ford: the TTC’s Subway belongs to Toronto,” said Frank Grimaldi, President of ATU Local 113. Our public transit system must be properly funded, not broken apart, and any efforts to upload the TTC Subway will lead to reduced service, higher fares and more delays on much needed transit expansion for Toronto riders.”

With so much at stake, ATU Local 113 calls on all Torontonians who care about our public transit system to vote on October 22, or in the advance polls from October 10 to 14. More details on where to vote here.

Torontonians are also encourage to volunteer with candidates who will help build a better public transit system for all Torontonians.

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