Article by Toronto CityNews
After months of secrecy, CityNews has learned the location of the Ontario Cannabis Store warehouse, where legal weed is packed and shipped out.
The location of the warehouse has been a guarded secret since the early planning stages of legalization.
President of OPSEU Smokey Thomas revealed legal weed has been shipped out of a building in Oakville since October 17. It’s located in the middle of an industrial area where guards patrol the property and there is 24-hour surveillance.
Thomas decided to disclose the location because, according to him, workers at the warehouse were supposed to unionized, similar to LCBO employees, under the Liberal government.
But since the Conservatives have taken over, that is no longer the case.
When asked why he thinks these warehouse workers should be part of a union, Thomas said, ““We already understand from them, they could be treated better, they could be paid better. The whole premise here is there is so much money involved with alcohol and cannabis that wages are simply a round-up number. So there’s no reason not to treat workers well, not to see them have a pension, not see them have benefits and a living wage.”