Ontario government moves forward with Drummond Commission plans
to cut services
June 2, 2011
The Ontario government has issued a press release
announcing the members of the Drummond Commission and outlining its
plans moving forward. The Commission on the Reform
of Ontario's Public Services, also known as the Drummond
Commission, was set out in the 2011 budget with a
mandate to cut programs and services. The commission will
report to the Minister of Finance with recommendations for inclusion
in the upcoming 2012 Budget.
As detailed in the release, the commission will be
chaired by former Senior Vice President and Chief
Economist of the TD Bank, Don Drummond. Further commission
members will include Carol Stephenson, Susan Pigott and Dominic
Giroux. Stephenson is currently Dean of the Richard
Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario.
Pigott is Vice President of Communications and
Community Engagement at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental
Health. Giroux is former assistant deputy
minister with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of
Training, Colleges and Universities.
OPSEU's recent convention mandates the union to
“decommission the Drummond Commission” and hold our own hearings
across the province on Tax Fairness and Quality Public Services.
Download the Ontario Government press release on the Drummond
Learn more about the wage freeze and government cuts
to the Ontario Public Service on the Ontario government web site (http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/savings/)
Call the government’s toll-free “public inquiry”
number and let them know what you think about the wage freeze
and service cuts: 1-800-337-7222