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Wage increases for public workers: Time for a rethink

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Warren (Smokey) Thomas gets angry when he hears the newly elected majority Liberal Ontario government being described as progressive. 

The President of OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union) wants everyone to know there are no provisions in the proposed Liberal budget for increases in public service salaries over the next four years. This comes after salary freezes have been in effect for the last three years.

EPIC FAIL: A short history of privatization in Ontario

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When it comes to value for money no government policy of the past 20 years has a worse track record than privatization.

The Rockefeller Files: Ontario election and privatization

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In April, the Ontario Liberal government appointed Bilderberg Steering Committee member Ed Clark (President/CEO of TD Bank Group) to lead a five-member council that will consider options to "optimize the full value" of provincial assets such as Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Hydro One -- potentially privatizing key electricity transmission and distribution assets.

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Activists call for a raise in the minimum wage

Photo: John Bonnar
The minimum wage has been frozen for over three years, pushing Ontario workers nearly 20 per cent below the poverty line.

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