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This year marks the 60th anniversary of Canada’s most beloved social program – Medicare. Over the past two years, Canadians have seen first-hand just how important our public, not-for-profit health care system is. But, the pandemic has also exposed the cracks caused by 25 years of austerity and cuts. While the calls to rebuild capacity in...

Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says an overhaul of inspections for long-term care is great news and shows that the government is hearing the concerns of front-line workers and tapping into their expertise. Thomas says today’s announcement to double the number of long-term care home inspectors and implement a new inspections program is...

Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is urging a government tribunal to stop 7-Eleven’s bid to sell alcohol because of the damage it would do to our children, our communities, our small businesses, and our public services. “Selling alcohol at 7-Eleven is a dangerous and slippery slope,” said Thomas during a case conference hosted...

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