Opposition Has Questions About Proposed Teacher Legislation
As the education minister urges opposition members at Queen's Park to avoid a teachers strike, both the NDP and Progressive Conservatives don't seem too impressed.
NDP Education Critic Peter Tabuns warns the bill ordering teachers to freeze wages for two years and scale-down benefits will end up costing taxpayers millions of dollars because it will be challenged in court.
Tory MPP Laurie Scott says her party has a list of questions they want to ask the Liberals about the legislation about cost, teacher's pension and the Catholic teacher's agreement.
Scott underlines they tried to proposed changes to the contract framework that was laid out since the budget was tabled in the spring but their ideas were rejected.