Heat on the politicians
Leblanc, staff representative with the
Local politicians will feel the heat as
“They” are Glengarry-Prescott-Russell
labour and management press for
M.P.P. Jean-Marc Lalonde and MP Pierre
government support to salvage 465 jobs
Lemieux, who are being asked to help
at the Ivaco Rolling Mills steel mill in
secure government subsidies for the
The future looks brighter for Ivaco Rolling Mills workers.
“If the mill is to survive, they are going
The company and union were
representatives this week.
“We are going to need the support of
both levels of government,” Leblanc
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“Mr. Lalonde has said that Ivaco is a
priority. He is not seeking re-election.
Helping save Ivaco would be a great way
for him to end his political career,” the
indicated it would cancel plans to shut the
foundry July 16 and proceed with
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depends on government help.
In a memo issued last week, Leblanc said:
needed the help of the government to
finance the project. For this, the unionwill
be working with Heico to try and get
financial assistance from the government.
To get financial assistance from the
government means it would reduce the
financial risks for them, it would ensure
the whole project will be carried out as
scheduled andmost importantly it would
community would be maintained for a
Ivaco had announced in an April 12
letter that it was closing the melt shop,
citing the need for “a stable labour
environment so this capital investment
would not be put at any increased risk.”
Union members had originally rejected a
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pay freeze. However, a second vote on the
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members of the three union locals voting
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salaries for five years.
The concessions represent a loss of
between $20 and $25 per week for the
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union members, who earn an average of
Now, not only will you go further, so will your money.
In an April 28 letter to the company, the
union urged the corporation to reverse its
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melt shop shutdown decision.
“All the employees and the local
community really need these jobs,” wrote
Leblanc. “We have a good group of proud
people” who can overcome challenges,
produce quality steel and “is willing to
work with the company to make it
Legion tax break
The town of Hawkesbury continues to
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show its support for local war veterans
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through an annual tax break.
Again this year, the municipality is
waiving property taxes on the Royal
Canadian Legion hall on Nelson Street. The
decision represents a loss of $8,223 in
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revenues for the town, which since 2004 has
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given the organization a tax exemption.
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Garage sale weekend
A spring tradition returns to
Hawkesbury May 28 and 29.
Our advertised prices include Freight, Air Tax, PPSA and the Stewardship Ontario Environmental Fee. Add dealer administration and registration fees of up to $799, fuel fill charge of up to $120 and applicable taxes, then drive away.*
That is when the annual licence-free
garage sale weekend will be held. Town
council has agreed to waive the usual $10
fee for sales to be heldMay 28 and 29. Again
this year, the Hawkesbury sales will not
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sale June 4. Sales in Hawkesbury can be
held from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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