Education matters

High-quality, publicly-funded education

High-quality, publicly-funded education

Many mocked us, many vilified us, many told us we would achieve nothing. But after a wave of student mobilization in Quebec through the spring and summer, we can count our victories: on the first day of the new PQ government’s term, it cancelled a tuition hike and repealed an anti-protest law that curbed basic freedoms of expression and assembly. If the PQ yielded so quickly to some of our demands... »

Teachers mourn Bill 115’s passing

Teachers mourn Bill 115’s passing

Several hundred teachers, many clad in black, attended a public school board meeting Tuesday night in unified protest against the Liberal government’s new education legislation. About 300 teachers, mostly local members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), filled the Peel District School Board’s meeting room beyond its seating capacity. The regular twice-monthly meeting to ... »

Bill 115 attacks constitutional rights

Bill 115 attacks constitutional rights

      Bill 115 is “an unprecedented attack on the civil liberties and constitutional rights of educational workers.” -Canadian Civil Liberties Association.   A legal challenge has been launched. Meanwhile many provisions of Bill 115 are unclear & will be the subject of ongoing disputes. »

Today is write MPPs day

Today is write MPPs day

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Tell your MPP “Don’t strip democratic rights!”

Tell your MPP “Don’t strip democratic rights!”

On September 10th, the government is determined to pass Bill 115, legislation that will take away the right of Ontario’s public school teachers and education workers to bargain their wages and working conditions. This right, the right to bargain collectively, has been upheld as a fundamental right under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The government legislation will cut salaries, redu... »

Student trustees at Queens Park

Student trustees at Queens Park

Ontario Student Trustees Association to Hold Press Conference Monday Aug 27th OSTA-AAECO is the provincial group representing English and French Student Trustees on Public School Boards. The press conference will address the direct negative impact that the proposed Liberal legislation will have on students. Twitter @OSTAAECO.   Holding a press conference on Monday at Queen’s Park with @OSTAA... »

Rally Tuesday 28th 12 noon

Rally Tuesday 28th 12 noon

Rally in support of public education workers!  Tuesday, August 28  noon – 1:30pm   Queen’s Park   University Avenue / College Street (map)   Toronto             Join ETT, ETFO, OSSTF, CUPE, and other concerned community members to protest the government’s proposed anti-collective bargaining legislation. Please bring your friends and family, noisemake... »

If your 7 year old…

If your 7 year old…

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Ontario: far from debt crisis

Ontario: far from debt crisis

In the early 1990s, CTV broadcaster Eric Malling told Canadians the sad tale of a baby hippo shot by authorities at a New Zealand zoo. Sad, but apparently necessary, Malling suggested in a special broadcast from down under. After all, New Zealand had big deficits, so there was no money to expand the hippo pen. What was a country to do but blow the newborn hippo away? Malling’s cautionary tale, whi... »

school staffers want to talk

school staffers want to talk

Ontario high school teachers are willing to return to the bargaining table if the province invites them, even as education unions denounce a controversial deal with Catholic teachers. The olive branch from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation came Friday — one day after Queen’s Park reached an agreement with the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association to freeze wages for two ye... »

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