Doug Ford has publicly declared that he has “no sympathy” for people who are not criminally responsible for violent crimes due to mental illness. Ford’s solution? Lock ‘em up and throw away the key because they should be “dealt with in jail.”
“Whether it’s at the bargaining table, in the workplace, or on the doorsteps of the Conservative MPPs trying to slash our services, we’ll always stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our newest members at Legal Aid Ontario.” — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer
“Until the government reverses course, it’s basically telling the commercial fishing industry: you don’t have a license to fish, you have a license to steal.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
The LCBO is a massive organization that provides critical investment in our public services. It should be run by people who know the retail business and who know Ontario’s alcohol system, not by people who only know Ford’s cellphone number.
"We stand with OPSEU and urge you to reconsider your archaic policies and harmful push for privatization." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
“Premier Doug Ford has no respect for the rule of law or the right to fair collective bargaining.” – Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU
“Selling controlled substances is a dangerous business,” said Thomas. “It’s why the government should focus its efforts and invest in properly-trained security." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“This is public service at its finest. These frontline workers are travelling away from their homes and their families, potentially putting themselves in harm’s way, in order to help others in their time of need." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Actions speak louder than words. This is an attack on women. Period." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“MPPs across the province regularly refer constituents to their community clinics. What do they think they’re going to do when the clinics close their doors?"— Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President