New poll says 87% of Thunder Bay opposes plan to privatize Hydro One

A poll, conducted by Environics Research, shows a whopping 87 per cent of residents oppose the Liberal government’s plan to sell more than half of Hydro One to private investors. More than eight in ten residents also believe privatization will result in higher rates on their electricity bills.

“The poll tells the government that Thunder Bay knows Hydro One is a critical part of our public infrastructure and they want it to stay publicly owned and publicly accountable,” said Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, who commissioned the poll.

New poll says 87 per cent of Thunder Bay opposes plan to privatize Hydro One

A poll, conducted by Environics Research, shows a whopping 87 per cent of residents oppose the Liberal government’s plan to sell more than half of Hydro One to private investors. More than eight in ten residents also believe privatization will result in higher rates on their electricity bills.

“The poll tells the government that Thunder Bay knows Hydro One is a critical part of our public infrastructure and they want it to stay publicly owned and publicly accountable,” said Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, who commissioned the poll.

Poll finds 86% think local patient food is best; only 3% agree with HHS that factory made food is better

HAMILTON, ON – Over the last few weeks Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has publicly defended shutting down the hospital kitchens and contracting out patient meals to a global food processing operation outside of Hamilton. But the findings of a recent poll, show there is virtually no support in the Hamilton community for the hospital’s patient food plan.

In fact, the poll found that almost no one (3 per cent) would prefer meals prepared by a company that assembles patient meals in a plant and delivers them by truck to the hospital.

What does Hamilton think about local patient food VS. factory food? Opinion poll to be released today

HAMILTON, ON – Hamilton residents and local farmers have a clear preference when it comes to hospital patient food, shows a public opinion poll conducted earlier this month.

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has been publicly defending shutting down the hospital kitchens and contracting out patient meals to a global food processing corporation outside of Hamilton.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 7800, representing nearly 4,000 HHS employees including dietary staff, commissioned the poll.

CUPE: impact of cuts to school funding formula starts to become clear

TORONTO, ON – With the close of the school year upon us, the union representing 55,000 education workers in Ontario warns of widespread cuts looming in the province’s schools. CUPE has been analyzing school board budgets as they have been passed this spring, and a portrait has started to emerge of the impact of changes to the province’s education funding formula.

What does Hamilton think about local patient food VS. factory food? Opinion poll to be released today

HAMILTON, ON – Hamilton residents and local farmers have a clear preference when it comes to hospital patient food, shows a public opinion poll conducted earlier this month.

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has been publicly defending shutting down the hospital kitchens and contracting out patient meals to a global food processing corporation outside of Hamilton.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 7800, representing nearly 4,000 HHS employees including dietary staff, commissioned the poll.

Elections Training: Winning the Vote for Health Care

Attend a free, hands-on election workshop on communicating with citizens and mobilizing the vote for public health care in the 2015 federal election. 

Led by expert facilitators, the day-long session draws on case studies of winning campaigns, builds consensus around key local messages and election tactics, and provides one-on-one training for engaging voters.

Lunch is provided. Space is limited.

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