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TORONTO – The LCBO’s latest profits show the Crown corporation’s value to the people of Ontario, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said Friday. In its 2018/2019 annual report released Thursday, the LCBO is reporting earnings of $2.37 billion on total revenue of $6.39 billion. Thomas said those profits go to the provincial government and pay...

Cannabis: Responsible Plan

The Ford government’s latest reset of its disastrous decision to privatize cannabis sales is bound to make an already bad situation worse, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “What will it take for the government to understand that cannabis retail stores need to be operated by trained professionals?” asked Thomas. Thomas can’t believe the Ford...

Cannabis: Responsible Plan

Legal cannabis sales in Ontario totalled $121 million this past fiscal year—the first in which cannabis was federally legal. But the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation posted a hefty $42 million loss, and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), which has opposed Premier Doug Ford government’s retail plans from their inception, is saying the numbers...

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