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July 17, 2019

Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is raising the alarm about a decision to privatize the inspection of the commercial fishery on Lake Erie, saying it puts the fishery at risk.

May 22, 2019

Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the roughly 85 Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) firefighters and support staff who will help battle wildfires in Alberta are doing OPSEU and Ontario proud.

March 28, 2019

OPSEU Region 1 Regional Vice President Len Elliott was on CBC Radio on March 27 raising the alarm about a plan by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) to move fisheries-focused cons

March 25, 2019

Toronto – The Ford government is opening up the Lake Erie fishery to destructive overfishing and poaching with its “foolish” decision to move a crew of fisheries conservation officers 50 kilometres inland.

December 12, 2018

OPSEU leaders and concerned members across the province are disappointed by the Ford government’s decision to carry out the Liberal government’s plan to close the Ontario Tree Seed Plant. The final decision to close the plant was made by the new PC government in September 2018.

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