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Thomas: Mississauga town hall will help make privatization an election issue

Publication Date

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 8:00am

Mississauga - Long wait times at hospitals and for long-term care. Sky-high hydro rates. Inadequate transit. Dangerous highways. These are just some of the consequences people living in Mississauga are suffering because of privatization. But during a special town hall meeting at the Mississauga Valley Community Centre on Tuesday, May 22, people will hear what they can do to fight back.

  • When: Tuesday, May 22 from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Mississauga Valley Community Centre, 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd. Program Room 1
  • Who: Speakers will include OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

“Mississauga is a strong, proud community,” said Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

“And like any strong community, it needs strong public services. Privatized public services cost more and deliver less.“The provincial election is a golden opportunity to tell all of the candidates that we demand stronger public services, not more privatization.”

For more than a year, OPSEU has been fighting against privatization and for investment in quality public services with a campaign called We Own It.

“The idea is simple: the public service is something all Ontarians own. We built it. We paid for it. We own it,” said Thomas. “Let’s show all our politicians that we’ll fight for Mississauga by fighting against privatization.

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