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Budget passes – Real changes made thanks to you!
What did we win?
1. All the schedules in the budget legislation, Bill 55, relating to interest arbitration that would have hurt workers in hospitals, long term care, emergency services, the TTC as well as firefighters and police officers were removed entirely.
There are still many problems with the budget bill, not least of which is that it still lets the Liberals sign away Service Ontario (and our private information) to corporations. Also, the Liberals twisted the intent of the new tax revenue and are applying it to the deficit, not to bolstering public services, which is what the public said they wanted in poll after poll.
We did it by working together.
We learned that democracy works best when we all work together. That’s when we really can make a difference!