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Please read the article by Kristin Rushowy sourced from Toronto Star about OECTA’s legal strike position

https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2019/12/05/ontarios-catholic-teachers-receive-no-board-report-will-be-in-legal-strike-position-by-dec-21.html

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Please read the article by Jennifer Westendorp sourced from My Kemptville Now about President Mike Hamilton’s response to the OSSTF strike.

https://www.mykemptvillenow.com/36529/catholic-teachers-union-could-be-next-oecta-president/

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Please read the article by Colin D’Mello sourced from CTV News about bringing in a mediator to help with negotiations

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/education-minister-offers-mediator-amid-escalating-tensions-with-teachers-unions-1.4690447

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Please read the article by Kathleena Henricus sourced from The Catholic Register about concerns during the strike vote period

https://www.catholicregister.org/ysn/ysn-news/item/30585-students-bracing-for-rough-ride-on-the-labour-front

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Catholic teachers accuse Ontario government of violating labour and bargaining acts with changes to class size

Catholic teachers accuse Ontario government of violating labour and bargaining acts with changes to class size – The Star

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Ottawa area students head back to school facing larger classes and labour uncertainty

Mike Hamilton taught a Grade 10 civics and careers course last year to a class of 33 students at St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School in Hammond. Another class at the rural school east of Ottawa contained just eight students studying Grade 12 physics. St. Francis Xavier might be small — “cornfields and cows were […]

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Unions protest education cuts

Union members protested the provincial government’s cuts to education in front of local MPP Steve Clark’s office this week. Hoisting signs proclaiming that “class size matters” and “cuts hurt children,” the 50 protesters from five education unions peacefully paraded in front of Clark’s Brockville constituency office on Tuesday. They are upset at the Ford government’s […]

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Education minister asks MPP Sara Singh and school board to ‘stop fearmongering’

On May 16, Brampton Centre MPP Sara Singh asked Education Minister Lisa Thompson to address the Peel District School Board (PDSB) trustees’ open letter on the cancellation of secondary courses. During question period of legislation Singh restated the PDSB board of trustees’ concerns on the impact the Ontario government’s cuts and larger class size will […]

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Why Doug Ford is worse than Mike Harris

For the last 20 years I have ranked Mike Harris as Ontario’s worst premier — at least in the last 75 years and possibly ever. I was out of the country during Bob Rae’s tenure as premier, years that many Ontarians argue were disastrous, although much of Rae’s troubles can be attributed to the fact […]

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Layoff effect will go way beyond fulltime teachers warns union leader

The battle between the Ontario government and the teachers’ unions will extend beyond teacher layoffs says Glen Hodgson, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation District 4. To start, it will harm young teachers trying to get their first job. Some wait years on a supply list to get their chance. “There won’t be a […]

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