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OPSEU to release Nanos poll showing 'deep concerns' about privatized cannabis and alcohol sales

Publication Date

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 2:45pm

Toronto – During a press conference tomorrow at 10 am at the Queen’s Park Media Studio, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas will release fresh polling data showing that a strong majority of Ontarians think a public retailer like the LCBO will have a more positive impact than private stores on keeping drugs like cannabis and alcohol out of the hands of kids.

  • What: OPSEU media conference to release new Nanos public opinion polling about privatized cannabis and liquor sales 
  • When: Thursday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m.
  • Where: Queen’s Park Media Studio
  • Who: OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division  Chair Denise Davis, and OPSEU Communications Officer Kim Johnston

“This polling just confirms what we already knew: Ontarians have deep concerns about the health hazards facing kids if profit-driven private retailers are allowed to push cannabis,” said Thomas. 

“We’re urging municipal election candidates to ‘Just Say No’ to Doug Ford’s privatization plans and say yes instead to a responsible plan based on a public retail model like the LCBO.”

For more information:   OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas: 613-329-1931