Fraud Stopper Day a success
Wearing stickers that identified
them as fraud stoppers, ServiceOntario staff
held lunch-time events in front of their
workplaces in Toronto, Oshawa and Thunder Bay today.
Thank you to Locals 340, 502,
528, 555 and 736 for organizing and promoting these information events. Thank
you to all who participated and showed their support including Executive
Board Members and staff of NDP MPPs.
Our members handed out
information cards to the public alerting them to the threat of identity
theft and fraud if the Ontario government is allowed to sell off
ServiceOntario. The public was urged to
e-mail their MPPs immediately to stop the privatization.
The legislation to privatize
ServiceOntario is included in Bill 55, the
implementation bill for the government’s budget.
President Warren (Smokey) Thomas
told MPPs at budget hearings last week that the government must scrap
the legislation. He warned of risks to Ontarians’ personal information
should the privatization go through. Three hours after his submission,
the government had to shut down the
privately-operated kiosks because of a security breach.