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March 20, 2019

So, to Finance Minister Steeves and Premier Higgs, the NBU/NUPGE is willing to work with you, but that requires meaningful dialogue and a willingness to compromise not just on the union's part, but on the government's as well. — New Brunswick Union 

March 19, 2019

“You can’t replace the knowledge these people provide to the public with an online system." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

March 18, 2019

“Once again, the government is making sweeping changes without any regard for the people who use these services, or the people who deliver them.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

March 15, 2019

“I’ve said repeatedly that not filling a job is really a job cut so like every one of Ford’s promises you have to read the fine print.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas 

March 12, 2019

“More than 70 per cent of the people who provide health care in this province are women. It speaks volumes that 60 per cent of the board members overseeing their work are men," — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

February 27, 2019

“Kenney’s ideology is that it’s okay for the man in the Rolls-Royce to drive to the front of the health care line and force the rest of us to wait longer, even for vital, life-saving care." — Mike Parker, HSAA President

February 14, 2019

“I thought I’d seen everything, but a government that resorts to extortion to get support for its heartless policy decisions? That’s a new low." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

November 26, 2018

"It’s all part of a bigger plan to pay for whopping tax cuts for his friends on the backs of minorities and the most vulnerable people in our province." — Hervé Cavanagh, Chair of OPSEU’s Francophone Committee.

November 16, 2018

“It’s really sad for the families in Hadashville right now who have so many questions about their future. It’s also very sad for all Manitobans to lose this service. What will this cut mean for the future of our forests?” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

November 8, 2018

“It’s part of their strategy: say the sky is falling to justify a hidden agenda of deep public sector cuts and privatization. Well Minister, we aren’t going to sit by and wait for the fallout. We’re ready to fight.” —Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President