OPSEU calls on leaders to debate privatization

OPSEU head Warren 'Smokey' Thomas. (QMI Agency files)

OPSEU head Warren 'Smokey' Thomas. (QMI Agency files)

Christina Blizzard, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:48 PM ET

The head of one of the province’s largest public sector unions is calling for an all-party debate so party leaders can set out their plans for privatization of public services.

In a letter to Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne, PC leader Tim Hudak, New Democratic leader Andrea Horwath and Green Party leader Mike Schreiner, Warren “Smokey” Thomas, the head of the Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union that represents 130,000 public sector workers, said it’s time for all leaders to come clean on their plans for contracting out public services.

“The tension between public and private ownership and operation of services is a significant factor in the current Ontario election,” Thomas said in his letter.


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