Inside Premier Dalton McGuinty spoke of corporate tax cuts, jobs and the economy at a $550-a-plate Liberal fundraiser, the day before 231 public service workers received layoff notices. Outside members braved the cold handing out hundreds of flyers highlighting the impacts of cuts to public services.
The banners drop was sustained for an hour before local police cut the banners down.
"Let's look at this picture: Under McGuinty, CEOs get tax cuts while citizens get their services cut,” said Warren (Smokey) Thomas, president of OPSEU. “Under McGuinty the rich pay $550 to get access to him while public sector workers get their careers thrown on the dust heap.”