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Time to triple government funding for provincial parks
June 28, 2007
OPSEU is calling on the McGuinty government to triple its funding for Ontario’s provincial parks. more...


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December 14, 2006 Legislative Assembly of Ontario more...


OPSEU In The News
 

May 10, 2007 Murdoch slams cuts in MNR budget more...

May 4, 2007 OPSEU starts "Save the MNR" campaign more...

May 4, 2007 OPSEU wants to save MNR more...

April 30, 2007 Keeping up on healthy living more...

April 26, 2007 Locals not surprised by MNR, MOE findings; Ministries cut to point they can't do jobs, Environmental Commissioner finds. more...  

April 25, 2007 Underfunded, overworked; Report details province's short-changing of ministries more...   

April 25, 2007 Ontario giving polluters free ride - Lacks the staff to enforce laws  more...

April 25, 2007 Miller's report opens eyes more... 

April 25, 2007 Cuts could lead to catastrophe; Erosion of funding to ministries risks health, ecosystem - report more...

April 24, 2007 Earthroots, North Bay MNR union rep respond to environment commissioner's special report . more... 

March 21, 2007 Save our resources and our conservation officers more...   

March 21, 2007 MNR officers stuck doing desk duty  more... 

March 14, 2007 Letter to the Editor - Hélène Scott, President OPSEU Local 611 - Wawa - more...  

March 8, 2007 Truth a casualty in MNR debate more...

7 mars 2007 Les employés du MRN à Hearst lancent une campagne retour-bouteilles more.... 

February 19, 2007 Another call for conservation funding more...

February 2, 2007 Union grills up funds for MNR; OPSEU barbecue attempts to get province to halt staff cuts more...

February 1, 2007 Ontario Out of Doors: Cookies for conservation .pdf  more...  

December 18, 2006 Fill it up: MNR staffers work hard for gas money more...

December 14, 2006 Union bake sale aims to help MNR more...

December 14, 2006 Union bake sale helping MNR more...

December 14, 2006 Union locals hold bake sales to raise funds for MNR more...

December 14, 2006  MNR could use a raise more...

November 30, 2006 MPP says cuts hurt MNR more...

November 27, 2006 Minister defends Conservation Officers more...

November 23, 2006 More conservation officers needed: Fort Erie (View The Municipal Corporation of the Town of Fort Erie Resolution and Minutes) more...

November 16, 2006 Listen to CBC Radio One - MNR Protest more...

 

OPSEU News Releases
 

Owen Sound MNR employees to host fund raising barbeque
May 3, 2007
Due to years of government cut-backs and underfunding, local Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) employees will be holding a barbeque to raise much needed funds. more...

Environmental Commissioner’s report echoes OPSEU’s call to rebuild the MNR and MOE
Apr 24, 2007 
Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner today released a scathing report that documents dramatic under funding and job losses at the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of the Environment. more..

December 13, 2006 Union locals hold bake sales to raise funds for MNR.

13 décembre 2006 Ventes de patisseries pour aider le Ministère des Richesses Naturelles.

November 16, 2006 Day of Action protests cuts to "Ministry of No Resources."

October 10, 2006 Fish and wildlife enforcement stats to drop sharply for 2006-07, union says.

October 6, 2006 Wounded MNR limps into hunting season, too weak to enforce game lawsuits.

August 18, 2006 Ontario park visitors pay more to get less, MNR report shows

July 27, 2006 Liberals flog Pepsi to elementary school kids on Ontario Parks web site.

July 13, 2006 Message from OPSEU President Leah Casselman - Summer fun marred by cuts to parks.

June 30, 2006 Saveontarioparks.ca joins the fight against provincial park cuts.

June 2, 2006 McGuinty government slashes provincial park staffing by 19 per cent.

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