Fifth annual celebration of the important work of people who care for and support individuals with developmental disabilities.
Value of Public Services
'Our collective challenge today is to develop a sense of co-operation amid very significant challenges.'
'Why inflict unnecessary anxiety and hardship on parents, teachers, staff and administrators who are already struggling to maintain present programs and services?'
Warren (Smokey) Thomas will present a brief on behalf of 125,000 OPSEU members across Ontario.
CPP changes derailed as federal finance minister puts forward a limited voluntary private-sector pension option designed for small businesses and the self-employed.
'They're talking about the need to reduce the public service ...at the same time costs are going through the roof.'
'We demand that our public health care system be protected and not secretly dismantled by the Stelmach government.'
'We urge the government of British Columbia to act swiftly on this unanimous recommendation.' - Darryl Walker.
'Without a change of course by their government, they can expect more of the same - generosity for the oil patch, discipline for citizens.' - Parkland Institute.
Episode underscores HSAA position in demanding action now to deal with provincial ER crisis.