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A Thursday rally in Ottawa by OPSEU members in support of public autism services earned extensive media coverage. Global News, The Ottawa Citizen and News1310 all reported on the rally, which was organized by Local 474. About three dozen protesters showed up to send the Ford government the message that autism therapy is health care...

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas at Queen's Park.

Ottawa’s 1310 News is reporting on the OPSEU poll that found 80 per cent of Ontarians are opposed to Doug Ford’s deep and dangerous cuts to the public health care system. “The autism services at CHEO, they’ve issued layoff notices,” OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas told the radio station. “They’re laying off pretty much the...

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas speaks outside Queen's Park

After a rally for quality public autism services on March 22 at the constituency office of Children, Community, and Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod, members of MacLeod’s staff told OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas that the minister would meet with him. But the minister is now refusing to honour that committment. In response, President Thomas...

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