Image shows union members participating in the Listen Up protest outside of Queen's Park in Toronto on Monday, August 8, 2022.

In a press release, the Ontario branch of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) said, “The Ford Conservatives doubled down on the worst of their instincts, like continuing the artificially and chronically-low corporate tax rate and underinvesting in the services Ontarians rely on.”

The president of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), Patty Coates, also said that tabling an outdated budget is “out of touch.”

“If Ford thinks a month’s-old budget is the solution, he has utterly failed to grasp the scale of the crises facing our province,” Coates said in a press release.


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