Labour Unions Gather in Peel Ready to Fight Doug Ford

It’s no secret that labour unions in Ontario have never a warm relationship with the Progressive Conservatives.

The legacy of the Mike Harris years left a bitter taste in their mouths as the previous Tory government cut welfare payments and nursing jobs to cut costs in the health care sector some 20 years ago.

Now that Doug Ford is premier, it doesn’t seem like that relationship has improved much. Under Patrick Brown, the former PC leader tried conducting outreach to the nurses unions and to mend fences in order to present his party as a viable alternative to the then governing Liberals.

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