Toronto OSSTF leadership donates $10,000 to Liberal candidate

On Wednesday (Jan 23) it was revealed via a Global News story that OSSTF D 12 had donated (sometime last December) $10,000 to the campaign of the Liberal party leadership contender, Eric Hoskins. The source for the story was factual information posted on the Ontario Elections website. Prior to the Jan 23rd story, there had been no information about this in any D12 communication to members (e-mails or website). Even in Doug Jolliffe’s president’s report to the monthly Secondary Teachers’ Bargaining Unit Council meeting of Jan 24, there was no mention of the donation. And when asked a direct question by REWT member, Luis Filipe of Parkdale Collegiate, Jolliffe’s reply was evasive, just admitting to offering “support” to three of the contenders for the Liberal Leadership.

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6 thoughts on “Toronto OSSTF leadership donates $10,000 to Liberal candidate

  1. I think we’re waiting for an update to the Ontario Elections website to see how much Wynne received. Interesting tid bit that I found out today was that Provincial OSSTF sent out a memo to all Districts and Bargaining units asking them not to donate money to the Liberal Party or Liberal candidates. It would seem that the STBU Executive of D 12 has decided to ignore that. I was also speaking to/e-mailing some BU leaders outside Toronto on this issue. First, they were already aware of what Toronto had done (the story was going around the last Provincial Council meeting, the same night as our STBU Council meeting). Second, they are very unhappy with what Toronto has done.

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