Unions hold rally at Ontario legislature to protest education cuts

TORONTO – Throngs of demonstrators covered the lawn in front of the Ontario legislature Saturday afternoon to protest the Progressive Conservative government’s changes to the provinces education system. Many in the crowd carried signs declaring “Cuts hurt kids” or “Standing together for students,” while others banged on drums or chanted slogans denouncing the government’s measures. […]

Re-centralizing? Re-disorganizing? What exactly is Ontario doing to its health-care system?

Ontario’s health-care system is about to become a giant construction zone as the province blasts away bureaucratic walls to create a single super-agency that will run the entire $60-billion health delivery system. When the dust settles all of the province’s hospitals, community health services, mental health agencies, cancer treatment centres, organ donation programs, home care […]

Memo from Ontario’s education ministry recommends school boards freeze hiring

TORONTO – Ontario’s education ministry is recommending school boards freeze hiring ahead of the provincial budget and as the government consults on class sizes and hiring practices. Deputy minister Nancy Naylor sent boards a memo Thursday noting that the government implemented a hiring freeze in June and that school boards may wish to institute similar […]

Merging school boards will fail to help students or find savings for the province: CUPE

TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2019 /CNW/ – The reasoning behind the Ford government’s rumoured plans to reduce the number of school boards across Ontario is based on a set of false assumptions and the move won’t save money, but will weaken the province’s education system, says Laura Walton, president of the Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU), a council of […]

Tell Your MPP: Don’t Privatize our Health Care System

Dear MPP, I am very concerned that the Ontario provincial government is considering unprecedented changes to our health care system that I do not support. These changes, it appears, will not only permit, but possibly encourage, more private delivery of health services and give sweeping powers to restructure our community hospitals, long-term care homes and […]

‘Nothing ever stays the same’: Minister defends tuition, student fee, OSAP changes

Merrilee Fullerton says Doug Ford government wants universities, colleges to stay ‘relevant’ Ontario’s minister of training, colleges and universities defended changes to post-secondary education on Monday, saying recently announced decisions are all about the making the system more affordable. In an interview with CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, Merrilee Fullerton said the province cares about students but wants schools to remain […]

Women’s Marches Across Ontario 2019

To find a women’s march in your area see below: Brantford Saturday, January 19, 2019 – 12pm-2pm Harmony Square Brantford, ON Click here for more information. Haldimand-Norfolk Saturday, January 19, 2019 – 11:30am-2:30pm 320 St. Patrick St. Port Dover, ON Click here for more information. Read full article >