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President Thomas’s letter to Minister Michael Tibollo re mental illness

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas sent the following letter to the Honourable Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, regarding comments made by Premier Doug Ford relating to Zhebin Cong, a patient who recently escaped from CAMH. July 25, 2019 The Honourable Michael Tibollo Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions 77 Wellesley……

Ford’s mental health remarks offensive and out of step with the times: OPSEU

Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Doug Ford’s disparaging remarks about an escaped patient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health show how out of step the premier is with the times. “This kind of radio rant plays right into Ford’s populist persona,” said Thomas. “But with half of Canadians affected by……

OPSEU makes great strides to prevent workplace violence at CAMH

On July 4, 2018, OPSEU Local 500 held a Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)/union barbecue, where local president Nancy Pridham, Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Local 054 president Danielle Larmand and CAMH CEO Dr. Catherine Zahn handed out a scroll listing achievements made over the last year to prevent workplace violence. They include: a……

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