Media advisory - Canada's largest energy union to oppose Keystone XL in New York City

 Media advisory - Canada's largest energy union to oppose Keystone XL in New
                                  York City

PR Newswire

OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2013

OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - The National President of the
Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) Dave Coles will
be in New York City to oppose the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and call on US
President Barack Obama to reject the project. President Coles will be part of
a panel discussion on the role of trade unions in confronting the climate
crisis organized by the Worker Institute at Cornell and the Joseph S. Murphy
Institute at CUNY.

"As Canada's largest energy union, CEP has always believed strongly that the
climate crisis must be addressed in the most pressing terms," said Coles. "It
is why we oppose export pipelines such as Keystone XL that sell off our oil
resources and kill jobs in the process."

CEP believes that it is necessary to transition away from fossil energies by
reducing emissions and investing in green energies while ensuring a just
transition for energy workers and their communities. President Dave Coles will
represent Canada's energy workers and share this vision during the event in
New York.

What: Press conference with the president of Canada's largest energy union
Who: Dave Coles, President, Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union,
Where: City University of New York (CUNY), Murphy Center 25 West 43rd Street,
19th floor
When: Thursday, January 17, 10:30am

Dave Coles will be available for comment in New York throughout the day. The
Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada is the largest union
in several key sectors of Canada's economy, including forestry, energy,
telecommunications and media. CEP represents some 35,000 members employed in
oil and gas extraction, transportation, refining, and conversion in the
petrochemical and plastics sectors, and 120,000 members in total.



For further information or to arrange an interview:
Dave Coles,, cell: (613) 299-5628
Yves Engler,, cell: (613) 402-2253
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