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OPSEU leader suggests Ontario cabinet shuffle targeted women

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas in the Queen's Park media gallery.

Blackburn News is reporting on OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas’s charge that Thursday was a bad day for women after Doug Ford demoted almost every one of his female Cabinet ministers.

“He moved Lisa Thompson, he moved Lisa McLeod, he moved Caroline Mulroney, they’re three of his stars,” Thomas told the Western Ontario radio network.

“You know, for a man that bragged when he was first elected that he had all these women in cabinet, they certainly got moved to more junior portfolios. And not only that, they were the ministers who got to deliver a lot of bad news,” said Thomas.