Leave the LCBO alone

Rallies took place in 11 different cities this morning. Locations listed below.

IAM District Lodge 78 Members joined the members of OPSEU/SEFPO and many other affiliate unions at Premier Doug Fords’ Etobicoke North Office today to stand in solidarity with the LCBO workers. 

The OPSEU members had 7000 Signed Petitions to present to the Premier to stop the privatization of the LCBO; only to find that Premier Fords Office door was locked and no one answering!

“We’re proud that LCBO revenues contribute 2.5 billion dollars every year into the public services we all rely on, like health care and education,” said Colleen MacLeod, OPSEU/SEFPO Liquor Board Employees Division Chair and Bargaining Team Chair. “We’re not going to stand by while Doug Ford puts that money into the pockets of big box grocery store CEOs. We’re going to fight him every step of the way.”

The LCBO(Liquor Control Board of Ontario) contributes a significant amount to the Ontario government, supporting public programs and services like Healthcare, Education and Infrastructure across the province. If the LCBO is privatized those funds will no longer be allocated to the public sectors they currently support. In the fiscal year of 2023 the dividends paid to the Ontario government was $2.58 Billion, over the last decade there has been almost $22 Billion transferred in dividends to the Province.

List of Locations of Rallies

  • Toronto– Premier Doug Ford, Etobicoke North
  • Brockville– Steve Clark, MPP, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
  • Hamilton– Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Hamilton East-Stoney Creek
  • London– Ministry of Labour
  • Mississauga– Nina Tangri, Associate Minister of Small Business, Mississauga-Streetsville
  • North Bay– Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Nipissing
  • Ottawa– Lisa MacLeod, MPP, Nepean
  • Pickering– Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance, Pickering-Uxbridge
  • Port Hope– David Piccini, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, Northumberland-Peterborough South
  • Thunder Bay– Kevin Holland, MPP, Thunder Bay-Atikokan
  • Windsor– Andrew Dowie, MPP, Windsor-Tecumseh
March 12,2024