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The Ottawa Citizen has published a letter written by Chad Oldfield, MERC co-chair of OPSEU/SEFPO’s Correctional Bargaining Unit. Oldfield was responding to an article the Citizen published on April 21, picked up by Sun Media, on the circumstances surrounding the beating death of Bill Renwick by a cellmate at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre. In his...

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...

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