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Cuts Hurt Us All : McGuinty / Hudak agenda

Cuts Hurt Us All : McGuinty / Hudak agenda

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On October 6: vote NO to more cuts

More than 400 OPSEU members have received surplus notices this year. See the chart of OPS job cuts by provincial riding below.

Entire programs have been eliminated or reduced, including Special Services At Home for adults with developmental disabilities, program review of social assistance, drinking water inspectors and technical experts at the MOE.

Vacancies are also being cut across government, further weakening the delivery of programs. The employer won’t tell us how many but we know 200 OPSEU vacancies were cut at the Ministry of Government Services alone. The union was told recently by the government that “the OPS will be in layoff mode for the next two years.”

The Liberal Plan

As outlined in the 2011 Ontario budget and their election platform: 

  • Spending cuts of at least $1.5 billion in 3 years
  • Privatize ServiceOntario
  • Each ministry assesses which programs should be cut or privatized
  • Slash 5,000 OPS jobs by 2014
  • Follow recommendations due this winter from Don Drummond’s search and destroy commission on public services

The Conservative Plan

according to their election platform:

  • 2% cut to annual spending, totaling spending cuts of at least $2.3 billion in three years, say the Liberals
  • Privatize government assets
  • Slash an undisclosed number of jobs
  • Make the public and private sectors compete for government contracts

When you cast your ballot on October 6, keep the cuts in mind.

OPS Jobs Cut 2011 by Riding (OPSEU bargaining unit)

Riding MPP Jobs Cut Ministry
Ajax-Pickering Joe Dickson (LIB) 1 Environment (MOE)
Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale  Ted McMeekin (LIB) 14 Labour (MOL), Government Services (MGS), Community and Social Services (MCSS)
Barrie Aileen Carroll (LIB) 6 MCSS
Brampton-Springdale  Linda Jeffrey (LIB) 1 MCSS
Brant  Dave Levac (LIB) 4 Education (EDU)
Bruce–Grey–Owen Sound Bill Murdoch (PC) 2 MCSS
Don Valley East David Caplan (LIB) 2 MOE, MGS
Don Valley West Kathleen O. Wynne (LIB) 2 Finance (MOF)
Eglinton-Lawrence Mike Colle (LIB) 1 MCSS
Etobicoke North Shafiq Qaadri (LIB) 8 MOE
Etobicoke -Lakeshore Laurel C. Broten (LIB) 5 Attorney General (MAG)
Guelph Liz Sandals (LIB) 5 Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), MOE
Halton   Ted Chuddleigh (PC) 8 EDU, Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS), MOE
Kenora-Rainy River Howard Hampton (NDP) 4 MCSS, Natural Resources (MNR)
Kingston and The Islands John Gerretsen (LIB) 12 Transportation (MTO), MOE, MCSS
Kitchener -Conestoga Leeana Pendergast (LIB) 2 MCSS
Kitchener-Waterloo Elizabeth Witmer (PC) 1 MOL, MGS, MCSS
Lambton-Kent-Middlesex Maria Van Bommel (LIB) 3 MOE
London North Centre Deborah Matthews (LIB) 8 MCSS, MOL
London-Fanshawe Rhalil Kamal (LIB) 1 MOE
Mississauga East-Cooksville Peter Fonseca (LIB) 1 Revenue (MOR)
Mississauga South Charles Sousa (LIB) 4 MCSS
Mississauga-Erindale Harinder S. Takhar (LIB) 6 MCSS, MOL
Newmarket-Aurora  Frank Klees (PC)  8 MOL, MCSCS
Nipissing Monique M. Smith (LIB) 15 MAG, MCSS
Oshawa Jerry J. Ouellette (PC) 50 MGS, MOF,  MOR
Ottawa Centre  Yasir Naqvi (LIB) 16 MCSS, MAG, Economic Development and Trade (MEDT), Children and Youth Services (MCYS)
Ottawa-Orleans Phil McNeely (LIB) 2 MOR
Parry Sound-Muskoka Norm Miller (PC) 1 MTO 
Perth-Wellington John Wilkinson (LIB) 1 MCSS
Peterborough Jeff Leal (LIB) 13 MGS, MNR, MCSS
Sarnia-Lambton  Robert Bailey (PC) 1 MCSS
Sault Ste. Marie David Orazietti (LIB) 3 MCSS
Scarborough-Rouge River Bas Balkissoon 3 MOE
Scarborougth Centre Brad Duguid (LIB) 1 MOL
St. Catharines  James J. Bradley  (LIB) 7 MCSS, MGS, MTO
St. Paul's Eric Hoskins (LIB) 44 MOE, MGS, MCSS
Stormont-Dundas-South Glengary Jim Brownell (LIB) 1 MOE
Sudbury Rick Bartolucci (LIB) 5 MOL, MCSS
Thunder Bay-Atikokan Bill Mauro (LIB) 3 MCSS
Timmins-James Bay Gilles Bisson (NDP) 3 MCSS, MTO
Toronto Centre Glen R. Murray (LIB) 46 MEDT, MCSS, MTO, Research and Innovation (MRI), MGS, MEI, MOR, MCSCS, MOF 
Trinity-Spadina  Rosario Marchese (NDP) 35 MCSCS, Housing (MAH), MAG, EDU, MOL, MOF, MGS, MAG, MEDT, Infrastructure (MEI)
Whitby-Oshawa  Christine Elliott (PC) 3 MCSS, MOR
Windsor West Sandra Pupatello (LIB) 9 MCSS, MOE
Willowdale David Zimmer (LIB) 24 MEDT, MOE, MGS, MOL, MOR
York Centre Monte Kwinter (LIB) 16 MGS, MCSS, MGS
  TOTAL 411  

Compiled by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)