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Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO is warning the provincial government that it will be making a dangerous mistake if it goes ahead with plans to privatize the Corrections service that monitors offenders wearing electronic bracelets. “In Ontario and in the U.S., private corporations have shown time and time again that they can’t be trusted to put community...

Toronto – I have learned that Minister Sylvia Jones and Ontario’s Deputy Solicitor General visited Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre today, met with EMDC management and spoke with two members of OPSEU/SEFPO. I am glad Minister Jones made the decision to visit, as it is imperative for the Minister to get a firsthand look at the...

OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas sent the following letter to Solicitor General Sylvia Jones demanding she take immediate action to protect front-line correctional staff at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC) and denounce the vicious threats and harassment from outlaw biker gangs. July 22, 2021 The Honourable Sylvia Jones Solicitor General 25 Grosvenor Street, 18th Floor...

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