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OPSEU calls for better protection of MTO enforcement officers

Thunder Bay’s is reporting on OPSEU’s demand that the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) do more to protect its enforcement officers who pull over drivers for inspections. The call comes on the heels of an incident earlier this month when officers received the all-clear following a stop only to learn later that a……

Bad transport vehicle driver background checks putting lives at risk

Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding more be done to protect Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) enforcement officers as they prepare to approach pulled over drivers. The officers are increasingly losing confidence in the third-party information they get from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) when they request background checks, says……

We the North

Toronto – OPSEU is demanding the government significantly increase the number of vehicle safety inspectors in the wake of a damning report from Ontario’s Auditor General. Bonnie Lysyk says the province had higher commercial vehicle fatality and injury rates than Canada as a whole and the U.S. for most of 2008 to 2017. “The Auditor……

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