Ontario Teachers

Ontario Liberals Spent Big Bucks To Keep Peace With Teachers

CBC | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Politics

The provincial government spent nearly $500-million to buy labour peace with school teachers in 2013. That figure comes in a new report from the aud...

The One Thing Teachers Must Remember About Students

Lori Gard | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

As much as I am passionate about what I teach, I am more passionate about the people I teach. I am more interested that they are content and happy -- that they are not under undue duress or strain; what is the point of spouting out facts and figures, as important as they might be, if the students' heart is not in it? If their belly is empty?

Ontario Liberals To Slash Number Of New Teachers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals are fulfilling a pre-election promise to slash the number of admissions at teachers' colleges in half to curb t...

Ontario Teachers Score Better Deal

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The union representing public high school teacher shouldn't be rewarded with a sweetened contract after putting students and parents through...

Ontario Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The union representing Ontario's public high school teachers has reached a tentative agreement with the province.Education Minister Liz Sand...

Ontario Teachers Lift Extracurricular Activities Ban

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The governing Liberals must have given Ontario's public elementary teachers a special deal to resume extracurricular activities, the Progres...

You Wouldn't Work Extra Hours for No Pay, Why Should Teachers?

Misha Abarbanel | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Misha Abarbanel

Many of us feel that the only way we have left to show our displeasure is to withhold the work that we normally do for free. Are you willing to do the same amount of work for 10 per cent less pay? How about 20 per cent less, 25 per cent less, 35, 50? When would your dignity and self-respect kick in and make you say "just hang on a minute. I'm a trained professional, and I don't work for free."

Good News, Chess Club Kids

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Word late Friday that public high school teachers can resume after class sports and clubs was exactly the news newly-minted Ontario Premier ...

Wynne Moves To Repair Relations With Teachers

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's premier-to-be is promising to change the tone between teachers, school boards and the government to end the labour strife over imp...

Ontario Is Cheating Our Children

Misha Abarbanel | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Misha Abarbanel

Our children are not being put first; they are being cheated. If we care about the public good, teachers must be respected and compensated fairly to attract the best and brightest. With the decimation of school board budgets, parents who can afford to do so may pull their kids out of the public system.

You Can Only Trust the Teachers' Union if You're a Teacher

Malkin Dare | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Malkin Dare

The teachers' union is in business to advocate on behalf of their members. As a result, the teachers' union positions on all sorts of issues are predetermined. The teachers' union is still trying to get more money for its members. Business is as usual.

Ont. Liberals To Strike It

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals are axing a controversial law that has outraged public school teachers, just a few days before the party is set...

How Kathleen Wynne Will Win

Jonathan Scott | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Scott

Wynne, the Liberal lioness of caucus, got into politics to fight Mike Harris and protect schools. She's ready to beat this Conservative Leader of the Opposition too. But first, her priority is to do the peoples' business at Queen's Park without delay. She's ready to govern the province.

Teachers: The Classroom Is Not Your Pulpit

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Danielle S. McLaughlin

There is nothing to prevent teachers from having strong political beliefs or views or from joining political parties. We should, however expect that teachers understand that if they are using the classroom as a pulpit, they are contravening one of the purposes of education.

Kathleen Wynne For the Ontario Liberal Leadership Win?

John Laforet | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Politics
John Laforet

As the Ontario Liberal Party prepares to host delegate election meetings across the province this weekend, all signs point to a victory for Kathleen Wynne. She continues to demonstrate the organizational strength and critical levels of support needed to become the Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. Glen Murray chose to drop out of the race and endorse Wynne prior to delegate election meetings where delegates, who will ultimately elect the next leader, will be elected themselves. Assuming his supporters follow him, Wynne's advantage going into this weekend's delegate election meetings is significant.

Ontario Teachers To Walk Off The Job?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's beleaguered premier is promising to stop an "illegal strike" by thousands of public elementary teachers who plan to walk out Frida...

Why I Imposed Contracts on Ontario Teachers

Laurel Broten | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Laurel Broten

Some unions have engaged in strike action that has closed schools, restricted learning for students and created an unstable learning environment. It has been stressful and chaotic for many students and parents. Then those same union leaders asked the government not to move ahead with collective agreements, yet they had no other solutions to offer -- except more disruption. That's why, on my advice, the Lieutenant Governor in Council has put in place collective agreements for all school boards and unions that were unable to deliver ratified and approved collective agreements by the deadline.

Bring Back Extracurriculars: McGuinty

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has personally asked two unions to restore extracurricular activities in public schools, after using a contr...

Evil Unions Or Evil Government? Twitter Reacts To Teachers Contracts

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Politics

Ontario's Liberal government is using controversial Bill 115, The Putting Students First Act, to impose contracts on teachers in the province. Howe...

Ontario's Government Imposes Contracts On Teachers

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Students across Ontario face more uncertainty when they head back to class next week, after the province's cash-strapped Liberals outraged u...

Will McGuinty End It By Force?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Premier Dalton McGuinty won't say whether he'll force new contracts on Ontario's public school teachers, but is promising that his governmen...

Will Ontario Impose Contracts On Teachers?

CBC | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada Politics

The deadline for Ontario teachers and their local school boards to come to agreements slipped by at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday without either side reaching...


CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The deadline for Ontario teachers to reach agreements with their local school boards passed at one minute before midnight.Education Minister...

Deadline Looms For Teachers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - The deadline for Ontario's teachers to reach agreements with their local school boards is tonight at one minute before midnight.Ontario Educ...

Ontario Reaches Tentative Agreement With School Support Workers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's education minister says the province has reached a tentative agreement with the union that represents school support workers.Laure...