The Canadian Progressive: CUPE: “We cannot and will not let Stephen Harper silence our voice”

“We cannot and will not let Stephen Harper silence our voice and we will not accept any form of right to work legislation.” by Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) | Feb. 6, 2013: At its first national bargaining conference the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) promised to fight against attacks on workers from any level of ...

Toronto Lawyer | Omar Ha-Redeye, J.D. » Politics: Why I Joined the Wynne Camp

Eric Hoskins | Gerard Kennedy Sandra Pupatello | Charles Sousa | Harinder Takhar | | Kathleen Wynne It took them some time. In fact quite a bit of time. But eventually members of the Wynne camp addressed my concerns about the “ethnic” voting strategy. An apology was issued to those who received the messages, and I personally observed it being sent. Although nearly every member ...

Toronto Lawyer | Omar Ha-Redeye, J.D. » Politics: Austerity is the Real Story at the OLP LDR Convention

Eric Hoskins | Gerard Kennedy Sandra Pupatello | Charles Sousa | Harinder Takhar | Kathleen Wynne Slush filled sidewalks are tough enough to traverse first thing in the morning. They’re even more difficult when protesters form a narrow gauntlet to the entrance of Maple Leaf Gardens. Omar Ha-Redeye speaks to protesters. Omar Ha-Redeye speaks to protesters. Teachers are in full force today, despite the ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The Teachers Dilemma

Nobody wants to give in to a bully. Indeed teachers teach students not to give in to bullies and teachers are expected to be role models and teach by example. So the teachers, when the bully took away their collective bargaining rights with draconian legislation that took away their right to strike, used the only ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The Teachers Dilemma

Nobody wants to give in to a bully. Indeed teachers teach students not to give in to bullies and teachers are expected to be role models and teach by example. So the teachers, when the bully took away their collective bargaining rights with draconian legislation that took away their right to strike, used the only ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The Teachers Dilemma

Nobody wants to give in to a bully. Indeed teachers teach students not to give in to bullies and teachers are expected to be role models and teach by example. So the teachers, when the bully took away their collective bargaining rights with draconian legislation that took away their right to strike, used the only ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Teachers Political Protest Not a Strike and Not Illegal

First of all it is not a strike because it is not part of the collective bargaining process because with a government imposed contract, imposed under a draconian law whose constitutionality is under challenge, there is no collective bargaining process. Secondly the political protest is aimed at the government as policy maker and legislator, not ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Teachers Political Protest Not a Strike and Not Illegal

First of all it is not a strike because it is not part of the collective bargaining process because with a government imposed contract, imposed under a draconian law whose constitutionality is under challenge, there is no collective bargaining process. Secondly the political protest is aimed at the government as policy maker and legislator, not ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Teachers Political Protest Not a Strike and Not Illegal

First of all it is not a strike because it is not part of the collective bargaining process because with a government imposed contract, imposed under a draconian law whose constitutionality is under challenge, there is no collective bargaining process. Secondly the political protest is aimed at the government as policy maker and legislator, not ...

Trashy's World: So Bill 115 has…

…imposed “collective agreements” on Ontario teachers. And this has likely poisoned the relationship between the Ontario government and its teaching professionals for years to come. One cannot help but wonder if this measure would have been needed if the province were to abandon its duplicate, discriminatory and wasteful system of two school infrastructures. I guess ...

Politics and its Discontents: Beyond Cynical By Any Standard

Using the legislative power that Bill 115 provides, Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten has announced she will impose contracts on Ontario teachers but then rescind Bill 115 because it has become a “lightning rod.” In doing so, she hopes teachers will forgive and forget and resume coaching sports teams and supervising school clubs when students ...

The Canadian Progressive: Ontario students to walkout in support of teachers’ Bill 115 protest (VIDEO)

Please share this video and make our voices heard!  We have the power to make a difference in our education! On Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 10:00 am, we are walking out from our school. We are not walking out on our teachers, we are walking out to support out teachers. We are walking out to protest Bill ...