Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mothers at Press Conference in Halifax: Wednesday, September 29

EDITOR: PRESS CONFERENCE AT AGNS, Halifax, 1:30 pm, Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mothers Who Lost Sons in 15-Passenger Van Accidents Hold Press Conference in Halifax on Eve of Van Safety Review

Bathurst High School Phantoms Ford Econoline 350 on the morning of January 12, 2008.Bathurst High School Phantoms Ford Econoline 350 on the morning of January 12, 2008

(Halifax, NS - September 28, 2010) - Isabelle Hains begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting of Bathurst, New Brunswick and Stella Gurr of Nanaimo, British Columbia, two mothers who lost their sons in 15-passenger van accidents, will hold a press conference at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 to comment on Transport Canada's 15-passenger van safety review.

The review was announced in June by then Minister of Transport, John Baird, as a result of the mother's persistent lobbying for a complete ban on 15-passenger vans and the introduction of a Private Members Bill C-522 by Acadie-Bathurst MP, Yvon Godin in May.

The review will be released by Transport Canada at the annual provincial, federal, territorial Ministers of Transportation meeting being held in Halifax Wednesday and Thursday, September 29 and 30.

Also in attendance at the press conference to offer their expert opinion on student transportation safety will be Bryan Murphy, Safety Advocate (CUPE 606) Nanaimo, British Columbia, Delalane Harris-Foran, President Bus Drivers Union (CUPE 1253) and Ron Campbell of Girardin.

Location: Windsor Foundation Lecture Theatrre, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
Front entrance 1721 Hollis Street.
Please note, media may use theatre entrance at corner of Bedford Row and George Street.

Date: September 29, 2010

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Contact: 506-440-4567 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              506-440-4567      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Ms. Hains and Ms. Gurr will be available for interviews following the press conference.

While in Halifax, please contact Isabelle Hains at the Marriot waterfront Hotel, Tuesday September 28 - Friday October 1, 2010.
Marriot waterfront Hotel 902 421 1700.