Wynne is lying and cuts are coming: Union president

Premier Kathleen Wynne laughs. DEREK RUTTAN/QMI AGENCY

Premier Kathleen Wynne laughs. DEREK RUTTAN/QMI AGENCY

Bryn Weese, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:42 AM ET

TORONTO — Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne is lying when she says she will not cut public sector jobs, the top boss of the Ontario Public Sector Employees' Union said Tuesday.

Warren "Smokey" Thomas accused Wynne of burying $1.2 billion in cuts in the dead-on-arrival budget earlier this year.

"It's in the fine print," he said, pointing out that at $40,000 for an average salary, the Liberal cuts would have chopped more than 30,000 jobs from the public payroll.

When asked if Wynne was lying, Thomas said: "Yes. In my personal opinion, yes, I think she is."

He accused Wynne of "not being straight" with voters.

The Liberal leader has campaigned as the saviour of public sector jobs, promising the public sector will be just as big four years from now if she's elected.


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