ONTARIO THREATENS TO IMPOSE NEW CONTRACT ON TEACHERS

Aug 10, 2012

By Scott Walker

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The Ontario government is threatening to use legislation to impose a new contract on the province’s teachers.

But the minority Liberals will need help from at least one of the opposition parties to get any bill passed. And Premier Dalton McGuinty admits the Conservatives and NDP are at opposite ends of the extreme on the issue. He says the NDP is running away from any sort of labour legislation, while the Conservatives want much tougher settlements than the Liberals.

McGuinty won’t say whether the government would declare back-to-work legislation a confidence issue, which could trigger an election if it’s defeated.

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