MPPs To Vote Tuesday On Teachers Bill
Monday is the calm before the storm at Queen's Park.
Tuesday, MPPs will vote on the proposed legislation which will impose contracts on the provinces public school teachers and assistants.
Only Ontario's Catholic and French teachers have agreed to the Liberal governments contract framework
Education Minister Laurel Broten says no responsible government would sit idly by when talks break off. She maintains, if passed, the province will stand by the legislation in court. Broten says it is constitution because there was time earlier this year to bargain.
The province's public elementary and secondary teachers have said if the legislation is passed they will fight it all the way up to the Supreme Court, underlining it infringes on their rights as workers.
While Broten made a final plea in the legislature for all parties to support the Putting Students First Act but the NDP stands by the teachers, calling it unconstitutional.
The Tories have said they would let the bill pass, but have not said if they would abstain from voting or support it.