Is Privatization an Election Issue in Mississauga?

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Privatization is being addressed at a special town hall meeting in the city on Tuesday.

“Mississauga is a strong, proud community,” said Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) president Warren (Smokey) Thomas.

“And like any strong community, it needs strong public services. Privatized public services cost more and deliver less. The provincial election is a golden opportunity to tell all of the candidates that we demand stronger public services, not more privatization.”

Thomas says OPSEU has been fighting against privatization and for investment in quality public services for more than a year now with a campaign called We Own It.

“The idea is simple: the public service is something all Ontarians own. We built it. We paid for it. We own it,” said Thomas.

“Let’s show all our politicians that we’ll fight for Mississauga by fighting against privatization.”

The event is taking place on May 22 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Mississauga Valley Community Centre, at 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd., in program room 1.

Thomas is listed among the list of speakers.

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