BROCKVILLE, ON, March 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Staff from the ServiceOntario office on King Street West will use their lunch hour on Wednesday to distribute critical information to the public.
|When:||Wednesday, March 14|
|What time:||12 noon - 1 p.m.|
|Where:||7 King Street West, Brockville|
The union is concerned that privatization will severely reduce Ontarians' access to front line services. As well, OPSEU believes privatization will jeopardize the security of Ontarians' personal information.
ServiceOntario provides valuable government ID including the enhanced driver's license, health card and Ontario photo card. This ID allows Ontarians to cross the border, access health care and open a bank account. ServiceOntario expects to handle 48 million transactions in 2012.
Finance Minister Dwight Duncan announced on February 13 that the government will hand over ServiceOntario to a so-called "public-private partnership."
Chris Cormier, Executive Board Member, OPSEU, 613-921-5346