Beer Can Boycott Expands Across Ontario Today

TORONTO – Demonstrations are being held today at Beer Store and LCBO outlets across Ontario as part of a province-wide boycott of beer cans produced by a union-busting American corporation.

The beer can boycott, endorsed by the Ontario Federation of Labour, supports Toronto factory workers forced on strike in 2013 by U.S.-based Crown Holdings.

Consumers are being urged to buy their beer in bottles, not cans manufactured by union-busting multinational Crown Holdings, one of the world's largest beer can manufacturers.

WHO:             Members and supporters of United Steelworkers Local 9176 on strike against beer can manufacturer Crown Holdings.

WHAT:      Demonstrations promoting Ontario-wide beer can boycott.

WHERE:    Beer Store and LCBO outlets across Ontario.

WHEN:      Today, 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.                   

Toronto Locations: 

  • Downtown, 41 Mill Street 
  • Toronto East, 1177 Danforth Avenue (Danforth and Greenwood)
  • Toronto West, 529 Oakwood Avenue 
  • Woodbridge: 7850 Weston Road (Weston Rd. & Highway 7)
  • 3429 Bloor Street W.

Hamilton Locations: 

  • 150 Barton St. E. 
  • 282 Parkdale N.
  • 229 Dundurn St. S. 

Ajax Location: 

  • 1953 Ravenscroft Rd.
Mississauga Locations:


  • 3154 Hurontario Street
  • 65 Queen St.N. 


Ottawa Location:

  • 209 Rideau Street

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For further information:
Joe Drexler, USW Strategic Campaigns, 416-544-6009, 416-434-7907,
Alexandra Eshelman, USW Strategic Campaigns, 416-570-9984,
Lawrence Hay, USW Staff Representative, 416-737-9621,
Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-544-5966, 416-434-2221,

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