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Province to build 2 new jails, upgrade 3 others in eastern Ontario

Ontario will build two new jails and upgrade three others as part of a major investment plan to modernize the corrections system in eastern Ontario, Premier Doug Ford said Thursday. Smokey Thomas, president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), which represents around 9,000 correctional workers, said upgrades to the province’s ageing facilities and……

OPSEU hails latest measures to fix Crisis in Corrections

Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is applauding the Ford government for stepping up with more investment to address chronic problems in Ontario’s correctional system. “I’m extremely pleased to see the government making good on its plan to fix the Crisis in Corrections,” said Thomas. “Taking practical, meaningful steps to relieve the crisis is……

‘Build the new jail in Thunder Bay – right now’: OPSEU

Thunder Bay – In the wake of the Ontario Ombudsman’s scathing report on the state of Ontario corrections, the union representing the province’s 9,000 correctional officers is calling on Queen’s Park to start construction of the promised new Thunder Bay Jail. “For years, the previous Liberal government assured us the plans and money were there……

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