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.”
“Any self-respecting members of [Ford’s] Cabinet should do the right thing and stand up to this kind of harmful rhetoric.” ― Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Correctional officers from adult and youth facilities have been sounding the alarm for months on the growing number of violent incidents inside these jails.
Ngaire Abernethy receives Women of Distinction Award May 2, 2019 in Brandon, Manitoba.
"Being part of HSABC/NUPGE will ensure that we can continue to provide excellent service to families across BC.” — Mridula Ivy Morgan, a parent coach with the CMHA's Confident Parent Thriving Kids Program
“If she doesn’t change course, she’ll be marching some of the organization’s best talent, expertise, and know-how right out the door." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“It’s refreshing that MBLL leadership listened to our members and worked hand-in-hand with us to improve safety at these stores — for our members and for the public." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Improved mental health support systems and pathways, a new correctional facility to replace the HMP, additional health professional staff, improved training, and increased staff allocations and presence are all things that need to be implemented to improve the outcomes of our correctional facilities.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
At NUPGE, we are proud that our union has been playing such a strong role in removing the stigma against mental injury in the workplace and working to see that the supports people need are there when they need them.
“I sincerely hope I don’t see Mr. Alexander, the group he represents, or any business member of the Employer’s Council stand up for their public relations photos on mental health awareness days and campaigns any time soon.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President