When: 12 pm – 1 pm, Monday, May 1
Where:  MPP Yasir Naqvi’s office, 109 Catherine St, Ottawa. Between O’Connor and Metcalfe.

The workers of CUPE local 2073 at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) have now been on strike for nearly 2 months. Join CHS workers and community allies to demand that the provincial government tell CHS management to negotiate a fair contract. What CHS workers are now going through is a testament to the accumulated effects of capitalist austerity, funding cuts, and contracting out of services that should be well funded and public.

Click here for more information.


Celebrate Anti-Colonial & Anti-Capitalist Struggle

Rally and March
When: 3 pm – 7 pm, Monday, May 1
Where:  Minto Park, 315 Elgin St, Ottawa. Gather at 3:00 pm. This is not a permitted march

Free Feast
When: Starting at 5:00 pm, Monday, May 1
Where: Location TBD. Family friendly.

The rally, march, and free feast are organized by the Anti Capitalist Mayday Ottawa coalition. Click here for more information on both events.


The 8th Gil’s Hootenanny
When: 7:30 pm – 10 pm, Monday, May 1
Where: Clarke Room, RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON.

Inspired by the legacy of Gil Levine, Monday, May 1st, 2017 will mark the 8th year for Ottawa’s Gil’s Hootenanny, the annual community sing-along celebrating the stories, struggles and victories of working people. Featuring; Moonfruits, the Hootenanny Band, Mark Evenchick, the 2017 Songwriting Contest winner, and special guests. MCs: Karen Flanagan McCarthy & Tony Turner.

Sponsored by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE), Unifor, and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

Tickets: $10. Click here for more information.


Make Me Bad May Day

When: 8 pm – 11:30 pm, Monday, May 1
Where: Cafe Nostalgica, 601 Cumberland St, Ottawa

A musical evening, featuring: Apparatchiks, Himig Masa, Jordan Armstrong AKA New Age Hippie, Sky Sky, and Omar Saghir. Click here for more information.


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