At the event, organized by the North Bay and District Labour Council, Hornick said the public sector in Ontario is suffering.
“Every one of these sectors has been starved for funding deliberately. There is a desperate staffing crisis in every ministry.
“The privatization of the LCBO has been increasing every year,” she added. “It is the same with ServiceOntario and it is the same with the health care system – and that was in crisis before this pandemic even began. It accelerated a problem that already existed.”