Nov 12, 2012
By Jane Brown
Teachers begin a new round of job action at most high schools across the province, including schools in the Toronto, Halton and Durham school boards. Ken Coran is the president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation. He released a statement early today saying discussions with the provincial government have ended without an agreement. Sanctions were put off for five days to allow for a deal. As of this morning, teachers will not attend meetings, talk with parents outside of school hours, fill in for absent colleagues or take part in standardized testing for students. Meantime, a former MPP and Education Minister says he would end the teachers crisis in Ontario if elected Liberal leader and Premier. Gerard Kennedy officially entered the leadership race this morning. Kennedy also said he would recall the prorogued legislature as soon as possible after the Liberal leadership convention on the weekend of January 25th. This is Gerard Kennedy’s second run at the Liberal leadership. He lost to Dalton McGuinty by 140 votes in 1996.