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North Bay media report on Thomas’s letter to Canadore College

Media in North Bay are covering OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas’s demand that Canadore College show him a copy of an investigator’s upcoming report on harassment at the college.

“In a letter to board chairman Bob Nicholls, posted to the union’s website Wednesday, OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas states that the third-party investigator hired by the college is expected to deliver her report Friday,” wrote The North Bay Nugget.

Bay Today quoted Thomas as saying: “During the course of her investigation, dozens upon dozens of workers, students, and community members offered testimony, including more than 50 OPSEU members.

“It was terrifying for them to speak out because there’s such a poisonous culture of intimidation and reprisal at Canadore,” said Thomas. “But they testified anyway because they love their work and they care deeply about the quality of education they offer the students.”