“According to an email obtained by the Star, the organization has $1 million in outstanding payments, a budget shortfall of $200,000 for the first six months of this fiscal year, and a $250,000 credit line that’s maxed out most weeks.” (1).
“The OFL has run deficits for the past two years, and liabilities, led by pension obligations, far outstrip assets on the balance sheet… According to the note from the independent auditor the OFL’s “accumulated” net asset deficiency is nearly $6-million.” – National Post article.
Here are some press-release headlines taken from “trade union” websites on May 17th, 2012:
Sid Ryan’s Ontario Federation of Labour- “Fighting for LGBT Rights Wins Gains and Inspires Hope!” (May 16th, 2012) here, “OFL President Sid Ryan calls for social justice for the Sikh community” (May 9th, 2012) here, and “An open letter to Québec students” (April 24th, 2012) here.
While Christina Blizzard seems to have been unaware that Sid Ryan was re-elected as President of the Ontario Federation of Labour a few days prior to her article appearing, she certainly hits the nail on the head with regards to his ongoing posturing and shenanigans.
Sid Ryan knows the rules when it comes to a workplace fatality.
The Ministry of Labour investigates, the police review the Ministry’s report, and the police will investigate further and lay charges if the circumstances warrant. An Inquest is also held, and the findings of the Coroner’s Jury can result in a police investigation regardless of the Ministry’s report.
Luckily for Brother Ryan, his ‘case’ was heard by a retired senior judge rather than by a kangaroo-court Human Rights Commission tribunal, at which the truth would have been irrelevant, intent meaningless, and guilt could have been determined simply on the basis of the complainant’s “hurt feelings”.
“The vast power that such control (over the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) will give to the doctrinaire socialists, communists and assorted revolutionaries in the labour movement is absolutely frightening. Labour has never hesitated to use its power to strike as an instrument of economic warfare against our free enterprise system, and now they want the power to influence and distort the investment market, with all the consequences which would flow from that.”
Jeff Goodall, “Cover Story”: Toronto Free Press, December 14th, 1999.
“I long considered (retiring President Ann) Dembinski to be an obstacle to a Communist Party takeover of the Local, and with her leaving it seems that, barring any interference, they should be able to gain complete control with little difficulty. They certainly have the momentum, and I have long considered Local 79 to already be a Communist Party “asset” in some respects.
“One possible solution, if there is a legal window of opportunity for it, is to give the membership the opportunity to vote on which union they wish to be represented by in the upcoming bargaining talks – the Canadian Union of Public Employees, or some other union.”
(Originally published May 18th, 2010).
The following press release was recently issued by the Ontario Federation of Labour:
|Ontario Federation of Labour|
May 15, 2010 11:12 ET
OFL: Pro-Choice Movement “Die-In” at Minister Bev Oda’s Office
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – May 15, 2010) – Sid Ryan, President of the Ontario Federation of Labour, will participate in today’s event to demonstrate the labour movement’s disgust at attempts to overturn women’s access to abortion in Canada and its refusal to include safe abortions in its international maternal health initiatives.