Ford’s line-by-line spending review is a misleading strategy to privatize health care, gut public services and increase costs for Ontarians

TORONTO, ON – The Ford government’s spending review that uses numbers, taken out of context, to justify their plan for massive cuts and privatization, will make life much more difficult and expensive for working people and their families, says Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario. In the report released Tuesday, corporate financial advisors Ernst &…

Distressing day for democracy in Ontario as Premier Ford threatens to invoke the Notwithstanding Clause

TORONTO (September 10, 2018) – All Ontarians should be very concerned by Premier Ford’s threat to invoke the Notwithstanding Clause in response to today’s ruling that his Bill to interfere in municipal election is unconstitutional, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. “Our constitution was created for a reason – to protect all Canadians and our…

Premier Designate Ford’s hiring freeze demonstrates a lack of understanding of the scope of government services: CUPE Ontario

TORONTO, ON – Today’s announcement of a unilateral hiring freeze across all government services demonstrates Premier Designate Doug Ford’s lack of understanding of the overall scope of services the Ontario government provides, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. “Ford has not even been sworn in as Premier and he has made this sweeping decision without…