“Ontario’s Personal cannabis scheme a sinking ship”: OPSEU President Warren”Smokey” Thomas

“Ontario’s private cannabis Plot a sinking ship”: OPSEU President Warren”Smokey” Thomas

As Mr. Thomas said:

Has sunk in the dock. ”

The government is trying to cover up its trainwreck privatization strategy by slashing at the number of retail licences it will issue asserting there isn’t cannabis that is enough to meet their commitment. But Ford is blowing smoke,” Thomas said.

“I’m calling BS on this one,” said Thomas. This isn’t about the source of cannabis. It s about a rookie authorities panicking because their strategy is getting traction. Some huge Ontario municipalities are picking out and I’ll bet that has the Premier shaking in his boots. They can see right through this scheme, which is putting the interests of Ford’s cronies ahead of the health and safety of communities and our children. ”

Cities such as Mississauga and Markham have already vetoed private cannabis stores within their borders and much more will follow suit, Thomas added. People are justifiably worried that Ford broke an election promise to keep kids safe by rolling out regulations which would let retailers set up shop just 150 metres away from a college.

First Vice-President/Treasurer Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida said many Ontarians feel that cannabis earnings would be in better hands with the LCBO, and the authorities should give municipalities that choice.

Those results will be shown only a week before the Jan. 22 deadline for municipalities to opt out.

It s another example of the cannabis file’s authorities ’ s mismanagement, Almeida said. They taken lots of heat for bringing in lax regulations and shortchanging municipalities that are currently facing steep costs in health. The privately-run Ontario Cannabis Store — the only source of legal cannabis in the state — has been slammed for long delivery delays and is mired in secrecy.

What a joke,” said Almeida. “These Queen’s Park clowns are so incompetent, they’re impossible to dismiss. ”

While the OPSEU executives have some fair criticisms of Ontario’s private-only cannabis retail version, the union has been assaulting Doug Ford’s cannabis ever because he axed the preceding plan of a government monopoly on recreational cannabis stores, similar to the LCBO, which was set to employ hundreds if not thousands of OPSEU employees.

Released at Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:19:24 +0000

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