Vote Better for a Better Ontario
During an interactive town hall meeting on May 8 that drew more than ten thousand participants from across the province, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas unveiled Vote Better, his union’s election platform.
“OPSEU isn’t a political party, and I’m not running for office. But as a union of 155,000 front-line public sector workers, we know a thing or two about helping keep communities healthy, safe, and prosperous,” said Thomas.
“We know what works. We know what doesn’t work. And we know how to make things better. And that’s the goal of this platform: encourage people to think about building a better Ontario when they’re voting in the provincial election.”
Thomas added that Ontario can easily afford to invest more in itself. He said the provincial government currently spends less on public services than any other province despite the fact that its gross domestic product is larger than it has ever been.
“The simple truth is: we can afford to do better. We just need to vote better.”