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

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

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
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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