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Overpass banners will draw attention to 'affordability crisis'

Labour council leading action today as part of Enough is Enough campaign
Banners will be displayed Friday on overpasses in the area as part of the Enough is Enough campaign.

The North Simcoe Muskoka and District Labour Council (NSMDLC), in conjunction with other local progressive organizations and people, will be dropping banners along Highways 11 and 400 today from 5 to 7 p.m.

Banners will be dropped in Barrie, at the St. Vincent Street overpass, in Orillia at the Highway 12 overpass, at Port Severn at the Quarry Road overpass, and in Muskoka at both the Kilworthy and Rainbow Circle overpasses.

The banner drop is part of the larger Enough is Enough campaign from the Ontario Federation of Labour, which is demanding action on the affordability crisis.

“Ontarians have seen the affordability crisis go from being a pinch to being a vice grip,” said NSMDLC president Mike De Rose. “We need real wage increases, reasonably priced housing, and making sure the essentials, like groceries and gas, are affordable. We also need to see the big corporations and banks to pay their fair share in taxes.”

De Rose was quick to point out that although the labour council is organizing the banner drop, it is not exclusively unionized workers participating.

“The Enough is Enough campaign is not about pitting unionized workers against non-unionized workers. It’s not about the middle class versus the working class. It’s about creating a more just society for all workers, because all workers are suffering under this affordability crisis.”

Any citizen can learn more by visiting, or by connecting with the NSDMLC on their social media accounts.