“Privatization of liquor stores means money that once supported public services like education or health care is flowing into the pockets of former politicians who helped privatize them when they were in office.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"It doesn't have to be this way. We hope that growing public pressure on the government and LCBO management will help them do the right thing and come to the table with a fair deal for these workers." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“These investigations into extra-billing show how easily the idea that you have no right to health care if you can’t pay for it can find its way into our health care system.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"They've listened to their constituents, they've looked at the evidence, and they're using common sense; it’s politics at its best." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Canada has lived through the tragedy of tainted blood, with ordinary Canadians being infected because our blood system was not secure. Governments must learn the lessons of the past, otherwise they risk condemning more Canadians to suffering. NUPGE and our members will continue to work with our allies to press our elected representatives to ban paid blood and plasma.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“Our members see their Premier on the evening news promising improvements for workers. But when they show up for work in the morning, they find their government-owned employer continuing to exploit them." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Privatization of long-term care services is a lose-lose for residents and communities.
“Without major changes, the Canada Infrastructure Bank will be used to push privatization of roads, public transit, water and sewer systems and other infrastructure that Canadians depend on,” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.
“Is Walmart really the future Kathleen Wynne wants for Ontario?" — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“No one should be surprised when corporate executives recommend governments should help their companies increase their profits by using expensive privatization schemes for roads, transit routes or airport facilities. What should shock us is that the federal government is agreeing to the suggestion.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President