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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

May 22, 2015

"There is a large and respected body of research that demonstrates clearly the relationship between alcohol availability and its harmful side effects. Regrettably, the Wynne government has chosen to ignore that evidence but instead acts on the advice of Ed Clark." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 15, 2015

"The concern is not about the location of the sales, the concern is who is actually doing the selling," says MADD Canada CEO Andrew Murie said. "Provided these outlets are run by the LCBO and staffed by trained LCBO personnel, with their established commitment and attention to responsible alcohol sales and social responsibility practices, then we do not believe there would be significant risks."

April 9, 2015

“If Kathleen Wynne thinks this is going to be a cakewalk down the aisle of privatized beer and wine she ought to think again.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

March 17, 2015

“So privatization costs the government more; and this move with beer and wine sales will mean the government takes in less.  This is a strange approach in hard economic times." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.

Toronto (17 March 2015) — "The news that the government plans to introduce the sale of beer and wine in grocery stores is troubling in four very distinct ways," said Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE).

November 18, 2014

The question remains why the Liberal-appointed panel refused to recommend bringing agency stores back into the LCBO as a way to increase revenue.