LCBO

April 18, 2017

“The people of Ontario paid to build the LCBO, paid to run the LCBO, and they get to benefit from the profits of the LCBO to put back into public services.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

March 23, 2017

"When you shop LCBO, the profits pay for important public services. When you shop Loblaws, the profits pay for Galen Weston’s next yacht." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

February 15, 2017

“The LCBO has discriminated against workers in its largest female-dominated job classification for decades, and now that is coming to an end. It is a huge step forward for these precarious workers and their families.” — Denise Davis, Chair, OPSEU's Liquor Board Employees Division

December 20, 2016

“We support cannabis sales in the LCBO because the LCBO has the experience in dealing with a controlled substance. That’s the same reason the LCBO is Ontarians’ number one choice when it comes to retailing cannabis.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

October 31, 2016

"This move means less money for the government to pay for public services. It means reduced social responsibility when it comes to the sale of alcohol. And with the increased availability of alcohol, it means higher health and social costs.” — Denise Davis, OPSEU Chair, Liquor Board Division

August 1, 2016

“It just makes sense to have an adult-only space — after all, you should be able to send your kids to the store for milk without them running into a pot display.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

May 12, 2016

"This is a serious public health issue.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

August 25, 2015

"Taking half-baked and self-interested advice from corporate czars is not the way to fix Ontario." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

August 5, 2015

"Taking half-baked and self-interested advice from corporate czars is not the way to fix Ontario." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

July 3, 2015

"Alcohol is not just another consumer product. It is a controlled substance, and for good reason." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President