Public Services in the News
Canada's CEO Elite 100
January 3, 2012 – The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' annual look at CEO compensation reveals that by 12:00 noon on January 3rd, the first official working day of the year, Canada’s Elite 100 CEOs (the 100 highest paid CEOs of companies listed in the TSX Index) will have already pocketed $44,366. more…
Transportation ministry evaluating plow job
Bare pavement not achieved, official says
By DAVE DALE The Nugget
December 31, 2011 – The Ministry of Transportation Ontario is evaluating highway maintenance by its contractor for the North Bay area this week after a thick coat of ice remained three days after a snowstorm Tuesday followed by extreme cold.
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OPSEU warns against privatizing disability benefit delivery
December 28, 2012 – Union concern over the possibility that delivery of the Ontario Disability Support Program will be handed over to the private sector or downloaded to municipalities is sparking a “Winter Blues” workplace campaign. more…
Flying truck tire renews outrage
Alyshah Hasham, Jennifer Pagliaro and Wendy Gillis, Toronto Star
December 22, 2011 – The death of a 53-year-old woman on the QEW from a stray truck tire on Thursday is raising questions about the wisdom of closing truck inspection sites.
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Province to shell out $36M in bonuses
December 20, 2011 – The cash-strapped Ontario government will pay out $35.8 million in performance bonuses Thursday to its managers. more…
OPSEU to Frances Lankin: Improve income assistance for people with disabilities
November 22, 2011 – The union representing workers at the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) calls on the provincially-appointed Commission for the Reform of Social Assistance (CRSA) to improve the program instead of downloading it to municipalities. more…
Second wave of OPS layoffs undercutting front-line services: OPSEU
November 18, 2011 – Today, the Ontario government will issue another 231 layoff notices as the province continues to eliminate positions across government services. These layoffs will further erode support to front-line services and increase workloads and public waiting times. more…
Widening income gap hurts us all
July 22, 2011 – Toronto Star's business columnist David Olive wrote on July 22 that a progressive taxation system is a solution to the widening income gap, stagnating wages for the middle class and exorbitant CEO pay more…
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