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Halton District School Board Trustees Standing Up for Education

Back in March of this year, the Ministry of Education released a report outlining the provincial government’s plans to change Ontario’s public education system. A few things included in this report …

Education Minister Lisa Thompson calls teacher unions ‘irresponsible’ for not bargaining early

Education Minister Lisa Thompson says education unions are being “irresponsible” for not coming to the bargaining table early. Apart from Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF), no other unions have served …

I Lost My Teaching Job Under Doug Ford. My Students Will Lose Something More

As told to Nicholas Mizera, Opinion/Blogs Editor, HuffPost Canada I was away on a field trip to the Mohawk Institute Residential School the day I was told that I wouldn’t …

What *Exactly* is Happening To Ontario’s Education System?

More than 100,000 students participated in a province-wide walkout on April 4, and on April 6, around 10,000 teachers, students and parents showed up to protest at Queen’s Park. They were all rallying against Premier Doug …

Ontario high school teachers union files notice to bargain with Ford government

The union representing Ontario’s public high school teachers has sent a formal notice to begin bargaining, a procedural move that kick-starts what is expected to be a tough round of …

Kelly McParland: What Ford can learn from past battles with Ontario’s powerful teachers

For her homework today, we assign Ontario Education Minister Lisa Thompson “For the Love of Learning,” the report of the 1993 Royal Commission on Education ordered up by then-premier Bob Rae to …

Education minister won’t say whether loss of full-time teacher status counts as job loss

Hundreds of GTA teachers received layoff notices this week, and are being warned they may lose their full-time status. Ontario’s Education Minister Lisa Thompson did not answer when asked repeatedly …

Doug Ford’s teacher layoffs will hurt education in Ontario

Peel school board warns of teacher layoffs, April 17 Demoralizing and threatening teachers does nothing to enhance the educational experience of students in Ontario. Laying off teachers has a larger …

Local colleges crunch numbers after 2019 Ontario budget announced

Local colleges are crunching the numbers trying to figure out the changes to the post-secondary funding formula after the Ford Government tabled its 2019 budget on Thursday. “I think it’s …

Peel’s educational support workers protest Ford government’s ‘radical cuts’ to education

Educational support workers from the Peel District School Board and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, gathered outside Mississauga-Erin Mills MPP Sheref Sabawy’s constituency office on Friday (April 12) to protest …