June 13, 2011 In a letter to Premier McGuinty,
Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan writes that the government must
reconsider its decision to shut jails in Owen Sound and Walkerton more...
May 30, 2011
Correction officers and their supporters from Grey, Bruce and Huron counties
will attend Question Period at Queen’s Park on May 31 and later hold an
information picket outside the offices of Community Safety and Correctional
Services Minister Jim Bradley
May 27, 2011 Correctional officers organized an information picket
outside MPP Carol Mitchell”s nomination meeting and discovered lots of local
Liberals disagree with their government’s decision to close jails in Walkerton
and Owen Sound
May 25, 2011 Toronto Star The provincial government “is
neglecting the real lives of people” by shutting down jails in Owen Sound and
Walkerton, writes Toronto Star columnist Thomas Walkom
May 20, 2011 The petition campaign to stop the
closing of jails in Walkerton and Owen Sound has attracted more than 12,000
May 21, 2011
Shutting down jails in Walkerton and Owen Sound will harm inmates with mental
health issues and addictions, says the medical health officer for Grey Bruce
May 18, 2011 Kincardine News Gerry
Hope, President of Local 225 representing corrections officers in Walkerton,
writes in the Kindcardine News that no thought was given to the consequences of
closing jails in Owen Sound, Sarnia and Walkerton
May 12, 2011 Owen Sound Sun Times: A
capacity crowd at Owen Sound city hall last night learned that time is running
short to stop the government’s reckless plan to close jails in Walkerton and
News coverage from Queen’s Park lobby May 9
May 11, 2011 – The Save Our Jails
successful Queen’s Park lobby on May 9 received media coverage in
Toronto, London and in Grey-Bruce county. Read more here.
May 6, 2011 Kincardine News Members of
Local 225 demonstrated outside MPP Carol Mitchell’s office in
Owen Sound on April 29 to protest the government’s plan to close
jails in Walkerton, Sarnia and Owen Sound
April 18, 2011 A letter to the Honourable
James Bradley Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services on the
behalf of all OPSEU members in the Corrections Division.
April 15, 2011 A joint letter from OPSEU
President Smokey Thomas and Corrections MERC Chair Dan Sidsworth on the campaign
to stop the closures of the Owen Sound Jail, the Sarnia Jail, the Walkerton
Jail, and the closure of one-third of the Toronto West Detention Centre.
April 15, 2011 The Owen Sound Sun Times
questions the wisdom of closing jails in Owen Sound and Walkerton when figures
show they are closest to operating on budget.
April 12, 2011 The Ontario Government has
announced the closures of the Owen Sound Jail, the Sarnia Jail, the Walkerton
Jail, and the closure of one-third of the Toronto West Detention Centre. The
closures undermine the fundamentals of public safety and security and will force
families to travel two hours to attend visitation and programming.
Download and sign the petition to stop these closures.