Planned job action by teachers to impact hundreds of thousands of students this week

Planned job action by teachers to impact hundreds of thousands of students this week

The three largest teachers’ unions in the province are planning strikes that will impact some or all school boards in the Greater Toronto Area this week. The Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation (OSSTF), and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association  (OECTA) are leading province-wide walkouts and continuing rolling strikes. Here’s a […]

Harriet offers an action movie take on abolitionist Harriet Tubman — and these Canadians are here for it

Harriet offers an action movie take on abolitionist Harriet Tubman — and these Canadians are here for it

The new movie bringing Harriet Tubman — the Underground Railroad’s most famous conductor — to the big screen offers a different portrait of the celebrated figure than the stately image typically depicted in American history. And its tale of a steel-willed young heroine in an action-packed story has a special resonance in the Canadian city the […]

Housing Supply Action Plan should help fill in GTA’s missing middle

Housing Supply Action Plan should help fill in GTA’s missing middle

The Housing Supply Action Plan announced by the Government of Ontario last week represents the first major step — by any provincial government — to address availability and affordability in the market. The actions announced recognize that the “tax and restrict” approaches taken by previous, and other levels of, governments have simply fuelled the generational […]

Morneau continues trade action on 2 foreign steel products, drops it for 5 others

Morneau continues trade action on 2 foreign steel products, drops it for 5 others

Only two kinds of foreign steel imports, heavy plate and stainless steel wire, will continue to face trade remedies to protect Canada’s steel industry, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced Friday. His decision on final safeguards follows the advice of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, which earlier this month found no justification to continue a surtax on five other […]

Ontario government promises ‘action’ if Hydro One doesn’t cut proposed CEO pay

Ontario government promises ‘action’ if Hydro One doesn’t cut proposed CEO pay

TORONTO – Ontario’s energy minister says the government will take “any and all action necessary” if Hydro One doesn’t drastically cut its proposed CEO compensation, but the semi-private utility appears not to be budging. In a letter sent to Hydro One board chair Tom Woods on Wednesday, Energy Minister Greg Rickford says the provincial cabinet […]

WestJet Airlines pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

WestJet Airlines pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

CALGARY — WestJet pilots have overwhelmingly voted to give their union a strike mandate. The Air Line Pilots Association says members voted 91 per cent in favour of strike action. About 95 per cent of WestJet’s 1,500 pilots and WestJet Encore’s 500 pilots voted. The result was announced with eight days remaining in the 21-day […]