During her visit to London today, Premier Kathleen Wynne was given a tour at Big Blue Bubble Inc., a mobile game development studio located on the corner of Dundas St and Clarence St.
Wynne was shown the innovation and creativity that goes into developing the games, as well as how they’re received by children and adults alike who play them.
“You make people smile, and you teach them at the same time”, Wynne says of the mobile gaming company, “It’s an enormously rich and imaginative environment here so thank you very much for the tour”.
After the tour Wynne addressed questions from the media regarding the striking members of CUPE Local 101.
“Those issues need to be resolved between the employer and the employees. I think the collective bargaining process works best at the table, and I have full confidence in both sides that they will come together and reach a deal”.
Wynne then passed the mic to Mayor Matt Brown, who was also at the tour, to speak on the strike.
“We are very focused here in London on reaching a deal that is fair to the employees, that is sustainable for our community, and that provides great service for Londoners. That deal, we know will be negotiated at the local level through free negotiations. That’s the essence of collective bargaining and we’re encouraging our union leadership to get back to the table as soon as possible so we can have those serious conversations.”
The Premier of Ontario made a number of stops in London today.
This morning she attended Van Osch Farms near Ailsa Craig for a tour and announcement.
This afternoon, Wynne is taking part in the Southwest Mayors Meeting at the Delta London Armouries, and then will be heading down to Victoria Park where she will be making remarks at the London Pan Am Torch Relay at around 7 p.m.