Leaders Jagmeet Singh and Bonnie Crombie join LCBO picket line in Mississauga

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Published July 10, 2024 at 11:35 am

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Canada’s NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and provincial Liberal leader Bonnie Crombie joined the LCBO picket line in Mississauga.

Liquor Control Board of Ontario workers walked off the job Friday and LCBO stores are expected to be closed for at least two weeks.

Singh joined the picket in solidarity with workers fighting against privatization, and for the future of the LCBO, according to a press release from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.

“It would be a loss for the people of Ontario to lose an asset that is making significant revenue…” Singh reportedly told strikers.

He was at the LCBO GTA Licensee Service Centre at  2460 Stanfield Rd. in Mississauga Tuesday (July 9) night. 

Canada’s NDP Leader @theJagmeetSingh joined LCBO workers holding the line last night at LCBO’s Mississauga warehouse against privatization and for the future of the LCBO. Even when the sun goes down, solidarity still rises!” the union posted on X.

Singh recently criticized Ontario’s “booze map”, which shows where people can buy alcohol while the LCBO stores are closed.

“Doug Ford’s Conservative to-do-list: Spend taxpayer dollars mapping out liquor stores, not family doctors. Absurd,” Singh wrote on X.

Former Mississauga mayor and current leader of the provincial Liberal Party Bonnie Crombie also joined the picket line yesterday.

“Doug Ford cares about one thing: making his rich friends richer,” Crombie said in a post on X.

“That’s what his billion-dollar boozedoggle is all about. He’s not for workers. He’s not for the Ontario wineries or craft breweries whose main retailer is closed. He’s not for the small business restaurants who are facing patio season with added complications. He’s for the big box stores and big American breweries. We’re on the side of the people of Ontario.”

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