CUPE election 2004 site

Federal election 2004

Campaign material

Fact sheets

Supplementing the issue flyers, CUPE has produced a limited number of two-page fact sheets on key topics.

Top ten reasons not to vote Conservative

[Jun 2, 2004 11:40 AM]

Cutting public services. Interfering with a woman’s right to choose. Supporting for-profit health care while boosting military spending. What other reasons can Conservatives give us not to vote for them?

We’ve come up with Ten good reasons not to vote Conservative – but there are plenty more. Send us your reasons not to vote Conservative – and spread the word!

Top ten reasons not to vote for Harper’s Conservatives

[Jun 17, 2004 06:28 PM] If you liked the fact sheet, you’ll love the comic
Tony Biddle, one of Canada’s leading political cartoonists, has produced a new, sassier version of CUPE’s “Top Ten Reasons not to vote Conservative.” The biting graphics and popular style of the eight-page illustrated booklet make it a great organizing and mobilizing tool. Download copies and distribute them widely. The election is only a few days away.

Look who's backing Paul Martin

[May 21, 2004 03:20 PM] Five more years of Liberal rule will lock in privatization schemes, trade deals and tax cuts for Martin’s business backers, changing this country forever — and for the worse. In this election, let’s vote for the things that matter to us most. Let’s vote for public services.

Campaign handbills

[May 23, 2004 01:24 PM] Need a quick something to hand out at an event or post to your bulletin board? CUPE’s web site will have a limited number of handbills on key issues – privatization and P3s, for-profit health care, Martin’s big business agenda.

Printable CUPE election campaign logo

[May 23, 2004 03:16 PM] Creating your own campaign materials? The CUPE election campaign logo is available in two print-friendly file formats, TIFF and EPS.

Declaration of Latin American Progressive Organizations in Toronto, Canada

[Jun 25, 2004 11:58 AM] Progressive groups from the Toronto Latin American community have come together to issue a statement on the eve of the federal election on Canadian foreign, trade and social policy.

Issue flyers

[May 23, 2004 01:18 PM] A series of flyers that briefly set out the Liberal record, the Conservative threat and the New Democrat alternative.

Paul Martin – the P3 PM

[Jun 3, 2004 10:46 AM]

Paul Martin is a strong advocate for so-called public private partnerships (P3s). While he has tried to divert attention from this plank in the Liberal platform, his record makes his agenda clear.

When Martin was finance minister in the 1990s, the federal Liberal government slashed social spending and transfer payments to the provinces. This set the stage for a push to look to the private sector to deliver public services.

P3s are projects that transfer some combination of ownership, financing, operation and maintenance to the private sector. Often, the terms of the arrangement are fixed in a long-term contract.

P3s turn public services into profit-making opportunities for business.

Promote this site on your union bulletin board

[May 26, 2004 02:26 PM] Download an 8.5" by 11" Adobe Acrobat poster to spread the word about

Why the Liberal health plan is not “a fix for a generation”

[May 31, 2004 11:45 AM] The Liberal plan to fix health care is nothing but political opportunism with little understanding of the real health care issues facing Canadians. Adding funds without a commitment to keep health care public will not protect future generations.