“The Ford Conservatives will not trample on our rights without consequences”: CUPE Ontario condemns ramming through of legislation limiting political debate

TORONTO, ON – The Ford Conservatives have shown Ontarians who they are by ramming through legislation silencing public debate, said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “The Conservatives threw us into avoidable waves of COVID 19 because they refused to listen to the experts, to our communities, and to our needs,” said Fred…

“A victory for freedom of expression and association”: CUPE Ontario applauds judge’s decision that Ford’s election advertising Bill is unconstitutional

TORONTO, ON – An Ontario Superior Court judge ruled today that the Ford Conservative’s expansion of the Election Finances Act to limit political advertising by unions, advocacy organizations, and concerned citizens is unconstitutional. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario welcomed the ruling, calling it an important victory for freedom of expression and association…

“The Ford government’s racist scapegoating must be resisted”: CUPE Ontario condemns rhetoric about borders and international students

TORONTO, ON – The Ford government’s escalating rhetoric about closing the borders and banning international students is racist dog whistle politics that has nothing to do with fighting COVID-19 and the Federal government must not enforce border controls unfairly targeting anyone, said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “This is part of a…

Hamilton, Niagara patients at even more risk under PC’s 8-year funding plan, like operating area hospitals today with more than 3000 fewer staff and $594 million less dollars

HAMILTON/NIAGARA ON – Although COVID-19 has shown how little capacity our hospitals have after decades of cuts, the crisis for Hamilton and Niagara hospital patients will get much worse, says a Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) research paper, Ontario Hospital Crisis: Overcapacity and Under Threat released today. The Ontario 2021 budget plans to cut…

“Any successful stay-at-home order must include legislated paid sick days”: CUPE Ontario

TORONTO, ON – The stay-at-home order is yet another sign of the Conservative Government’s deep political failure during this pandemic, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “Every single expert makes it clear that the people contracting COVID-19 in this third wave are essential front-line workers and members of racialized communities,” said Fred…