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LCBO: Essentially Yours over an illustration of dozens of people behind an LCBO store

OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas sent the following letter to Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance calling for him to support the LCBO by rejecting lobbyists’ efforts to push for private expansion. July 13, 2021 Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy Minister of Finance 99 Wellesley St. W, Room 4320 Toronto, ON M7A 1W3 Re: rejecting private expansion and supporting...

Girl taking a drink out of a beer slurpie glass

Earlier this year, hundreds of you filed official objections against 7-Eleven’s dangerous, even disturbing, plan to begin serving alcohol in 61 locations across the province. Thank you for acting. It’s time for more action. For those who filed an objection and received a response from 7-Eleven, we’ve created a template reply you can use. You’ll...

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas with a Toronto Sun logo.

The following Op Ed by OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas was published in the Toronto Sun on Friday, June 25, 2021. Thomas: Ontarians want hospitals fixed and funded, not privatized Public, not private healthcare is the solution to the crisis created by COVID-19 Turn a public crisis into an opportunity to privatize. It’s a familiar...

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