Almost three million people call Toronto home. On every street, in every neighbourhood you can find high quality public services that are owned by the people of Toronto and help us all live, work and play in the best city in the world.
Toronto is one of the most livable cities in the world because of its quality public services that residents rely on. From first-rate child care, to environmentally conscious recycling and composting programs, to the world’s busiest library system and recreation programs that keep children and adults healthy and active, Toronto’s public services are part of the fabric of our communities and keep our city running.
Over the past ten years the City of Toronto has reduced its spending on services by $205 per resident. This has occurred while the population of the city has grown rapidly, and the cost of real estate and rent has skyrocketed. Toronto’s economy has grown, but the services that allow working families to thrive, are being reduced.
Meanwhile the city continues to pursue its agenda of privatization and cuts to city services. The workers who deliver publicly-owned city services to the residents of Toronto are currently negotiating a new contracts with the City. The City is attempting to pave the way for a further privatization of city services, but CUPE’s municipal workers are standing up for your city and your services.
Join us in saying to the City of Toronto, the Mayor, and the councillors pushing a privatization agenda, that our city belongs to us, and should not be sold off to the lowest bidder.
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