Liberals Recalling Legislature to Introduce Bill to Impose Contract on Teachers
The governing Liberals say they're recalling the legislature to introduce a bill that would impose a two-year contract on Ontario's teachers.
Government house leader John Milloy says the house will resume the session on Aug. 27.
The Liberals had threatened to bring in the bill if teachers didn't sign new contracts with school boards by the end of the month.
They say they can't allow the old contracts to roll over because the province simply can't afford it when it's facing a $15-billion deficit.
But they need the support of at least one opposition party to pass the bill.
Two big unions representing teachers say their members always intended to return to the classroom in the fall and the government is creating a crisis where none exists.
(The Canadian Press)