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COVID-19 no excuse for letting environmental protection suffer: OPSEU/SEFPO

Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling out the provincial government for weakening environmental protection while the public was focused on the COVID-19 health crisis. Thomas’s rebuke comes in the wake of Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s 2020 Annual Report of the Environmental Value-for-Money Audits and the Operation of the Environmental Bill of Rights……

Listen to environment inspectors and withdraw Bill 132: OPSEU

TORONTO – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is urging the Ford government to heed concerns that front-line inspectors are raising around changes to the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) contained in the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019.  Thomas says inspectors with the Ministry of the Environment are particularly concerned about changes to Section……

Let’s celebrate Ontario’s parks!

June is Parks and Recreation Month and OPSEU is proud to celebrate Ontario’s magnificent parks and recognize our members who work hard to make them the envy of the world. Parks are important to the economy, creating thousands of jobs and attracting tourists.  They’re also important to the environment. They clean our air, purify our……

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