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He was behind contracting out garbage in Etobicoke when he was a mayor of the then-Toronto suburb, now Tory MPP Doug Holyday wants the province to look into something similar for jobs now held by public sector workers.

He's introducing a private member's bill on the matter.

The Tories say it would save the province money if unions and private companies competed for contracts.

Holyday says there should be an annual report on the matter to show savings. He outlines healthcare, education and police positions would be off the table on this.

That would leave maintenance and administration positions.

The province doesn't seem to be ready to pounce on this, with the Premier calling the proposal vague and anti-union.

Holyday stresses it isn't an anti-union move given private companies are often unionized.

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He was behind contracting out garbage in Etobicoke when he was a mayor of the then-Toronto suburb, now Tory MPP Doug Holyday wants the province to look into something similar for jobs now held by public sector workers.

He's introducing a private member's bill on the matter.

The Tories say it would save the province money if unions and private companies competed for contracts.

Holyday says there should be an annual report on the matter to show savings. He outlines healthcare, education and police positions would be off the table on this.

That would leave maintenance and administration positions.

The province doesn't seem to be ready to pounce on this, with the Premier calling the proposal vague and anti-union.

Holyday stresses it isn't an anti-union move given private companies are often unionized.

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