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CUPE Video Targets Mass Winnipeg Privatization

June 16, 2012 8:40 AM | News

By David Klassen

YouTube video

The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 500 — Winnipeg has created an animated video that’s gone viral in just a number of days.

The short film, made by Winnipeg artists Sean and Christian Procter, draws attention to the privatization of local services.

“The intent of this project is to raise awareness of the privatization of municipal services by looking at the issue through the eyes of school children,” said Liam Martin of CUPE. “By using eye-catching, stop-motion animation and approaching the issue with a sense of humour, our goal is to capture the audience’s attention get Winnipeggers talking about the issue.”

The video, titled “Our Winnipeg,” has even been featured on the popular website BoingBoing.net. CUPE officially released the video Friday evening during an event in downtown Winnipeg.