STATEMENT FROM NDP LABOUR CRITIC ON GOODWILL ANNOUNCEMENT

 

I’m saddened to learn from media reports today that the thousands of Goodwill stores that closed earlier this year, will not re-open as CEO Keiko Nakamura sees “no viable options” to pull the organization out of bankruptcy.

My question is, where is the government on this file? Despite funding Goodwill to the tune of $4 million a year, this Liberal government has sat on its hands, letting a vital community support for thousands of families erode and leaving hundreds of employees with more questions than answers about their future.

It’s time for this government to show some good will and help Goodwill, an organization that so many Ontario families rely on everyday.

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