Ontario Teachers

What Ontario's Teachers Really Want

Lori Gard | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Parents
Lori Gard

Teachers should ideally be called into this profession -- a calling of the heart. One that serves to inspire, motivate, encourage and arouse within young people the seed for greatness. Teachers talk about choosing this profession because we want to make a difference in someone's life. We want to be known as the catalyst for someone elses' greatness. We believe that we truly are the wind beneath our students' wings. We even desire to see our students surpass our wildest expectations.

No Talks Scheduled To Prevent Ontario Teachers' Strike In September

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Ontario Public School Boards Association isn't surprised to see teachers' unions threatening to escalate job actions when classes resume...

Wynne Says System Of Bargaining With Teachers Here To Stay

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Politics

Premier Kathleen Wynne says she's open to changes to the new school board bargaining process, but the two-tier system of central and local talks is likely here to stay.

Ontario Elementary Teachers Increase Work To Rule Campaign

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Public elementary school teachers in the province will ramp up job action Monday, after nine months without collective agreements.The Elemen...

Back-To-Work Legislation Passed For Ontario Teachers

CBC | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Politics

Both the governing Liberals and Progressive Conservatives supported the legislation, while the NDP opposed it.

Wynne Open To Changing Teacher Bargaining Process

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - More than 70,000 high school students kept from class for weeks by teacher strikes are set to return to school Wednesday after the Ontario L...

Ontario To Force Striking Teachers Back To Work

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - It will be several days before 70,000 Ontario high school students can return to class after the New Democrats delayed Monday the passage of...

Ontario School Boards Want Strikes Declared Unlawful

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Three Ontario school boards where high school teachers have been on strike for weeks, affecting more than 70,000 students, are asking for th...

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.