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Peel paramedic members make OPSEU proud

“I want to thank all of our officers, call takers and dispatchers for their continued hard work during this horrific incident @ Bombay Bhel last night. I would also like to thank the professionals of @IAFF1212, @OPSEU277, @Peel_Paramedics for their assistance. #Peel” — Peel Regional Police Association

Toronto (30 May 2018) — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE), praised Peel paramedics from OPSEU Local 277 for their great work when an explosive device was set off at Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga on May 24. “Congratulations to all of our Peel paramedic workers for their quick response, and all of their work in helping victims of this senseless crime,” Thomas said.

Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President, said “The professionalism and care these members provided is exemplary. They have made everyone in our union proud.”

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Ontario legislation gives police forces using naloxone a loophole with SIU

The province’s police watchdog could soon be barred from investigating officers who administer naloxone to people who have overdosed on drugs because of a last-minute amendment to Ontario’s new police-oversight legislation.

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Peel paramedic chief, union president find compromise for ‘Slip on Your Red’ campaign

Peel paramedic Chief Peter Dundas and the local union president have found a compromise which will allow Peel paramedics to support Wounded Warriors Canada by wearing red epaulettes on Fridays.

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Peel paramedic union wants licence suspension concerns addressed in Ambulance Act review

Concerns about the driver’s licences of paramedics diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) being suspended could be addressed during an ongoing legislative review, according to the local union president representing Peel paramedics.

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