“We support cannabis sales in the LCBO because the LCBO has the experience in dealing with a controlled substance. That’s the same reason the LCBO is Ontarians’ number one choice when it comes to retailing cannabis.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Manitobans have clearly indicated that they want public services to remain public and this is what the government committed to do." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Lysyk noted that, in the last 5 years, 2 of the province’s 4 psychiatric hospitals have slipped beneath 70 per cent full-time staffing — the minimum recommended to achieve the best results.
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“The findings of auditors general in 5 provinces suggest reports claiming P3 privatization schemes save money cannot be trusted." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“The privatization industry want us to believe Social Impact Bonds are ‘free money.' This report shows that, in reality, Social Impact Bonds increase the costs of public services.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
"[Ontarians] understand that there’s no reason to pay a premium to private contractors through this infrastructure bank when the government can borrow at historically low rates." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Polling shows how unpopular and costly privatizing public services is, but Ontario government continues to push forward with privatization projects.
"We would ask the federal and all provincial governments and territories to follow Quebec and Ontario's lead in prohibiting for-profit corporations that pay for blood and plasma donations." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
“The Ministry of Justice is making a decision that will definitely reduce security in our courts, based on the assumption that it will save some small, unknown amount of money.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
“This is not what the founders of medicare had in mind. They sought a universal, publicly-funded health care system, and SIBs undermine that principle.” — Lucy Morton, Chair of OPSEU's Health Care Divisional Council