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Implementing Toronto’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

As City Council’s Budget Committee considered the Interim Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy, Tim Maguire highlighted three budgetary priorities: thinking carefully about how a proposed 2% cut would affect Torontonians experiencing poverty, the importance of the City becoming a living wage employer, and the need to consider alternate revenue tools to ...
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Trouble ahead with 2% budget cuts in 2016

With Mayor John Tory proposing a further across-the-board 2% cut to City services, City Divisions not filling gapped positions, and a dearth of revenue tools — Local 79 President Tim Maguire points to big problems in the 2016 Budget proposals in this deputation to the City's the Budget Committee. (more…)

City’s Executive Committee Silent on Hydro Privatization

At their May 26th meeting, City Council’s Executive Committee unanimously voted to avoid even talking about the Wynne Liberals’ plans to privatize Hydro One. In this deputation Tim Maguire describes the serious, negative impacts privatizing Hydro One will have on Toronto’s communities and the services our members deliver. (more…)

CUPE Local 79 votes to affiliate with Canada's New Democrats

TORONTO, ONTARIO--  Canada's largest local union has voted to affiliate with Canada's New Democrats.At a general membership meeting this week, members of Local 79 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 79) voted unanimously to affiliate with the federal New Democratic Party (NDP)."Our members understood that they can't sit ...

New shelters should build on City-run expertise

In this deputation to the Budget Committee, Local 79 President Tim Maguire cautions against having new proposed City shelters run privately, pointing the the gains that have been made with the award-winning models of the City-operated shelters. Dear Councillor Crawford and Members of the Budget Committee:RE: BU5.4 – 2015 Capital and ...