Socialist May Day Celebration

Toronto’s 29th Annual Socialist May Day Celebration

MAY 2, 2015 | Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street, Toronto map


  • Javier Domokos Ruiz, Consul of the Republic of Cuba in Toronto.
  • John Clarke, organizer for the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.
  • Megan Whitfield, President, Toronto Local, Canadian Union of Postal Workers
  • Mohamed Boudjenane, Canadian Arab Federation
  • Marie Clarke-Walker Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress.
  • Myles Magner, Vice-President, Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union.
  • Barry Weisleder, Federal Secretary, Socialist Action, and substitute teachers’ organizer.
  • M.C.: Elizabeth Byce, federal Treasurer, NDP Socialist Caucus, and retired member of the Toronto Local, Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Celebrate with entertainers

  • Marianne Girard and Allan Fraser, roots/alternative country singer-song writers. Marianne was the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee ‘Best vocalist’, with acclaimed CD “Pirate Days”
  • Diem Lafortune, 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards’ Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year Nominee whose CD “Beauty and Hard Times” captures her Prairie Cree, Eastern European, and social justice roots;
  • Mohommad Ali Aumeer, Toronto hip-hop rap artist;
  • Glen Hornblast, folk singer on the social justice scene with a CD titled “Once in a Blue Moon”;
  • Linda Saslove
  • Bill Heffernan, activist, teacher and song smith.
  • Lynn Harrison

sponsored by

Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste (Fourth Internationalists in the Canadian state)

Event endorsed by:

  • Canadian Arab Federation
  • Toronto Local – Canadian Union of Postal Workers
  • Greater Toronto Area Council, OPSEU
  • Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
  • Toronto Haiti Action Committee
  • NDP Socialist Caucus
  • Toronto Forum on Cuba; and Workers’ Action Movement

Click here to view the event poster.