5,000 Schools To Close Next Friday For Another Teacher Strike

Most schools across Ontario could be shut down for the day next Friday, February 21, 2020. The province’s four major teacher unions say they will stage a one-day walkout to pressure the government into accepting their contract demands. About 5,000 schools with more than 2-million students would be affected. Hundreds of elementary teachers protested outside a downtown Toronto hotel yesterday afternoon as Education Minister Stephen Lecce was speaking. He called the threatened job action irresponsible. Teachers in Ontario’s French system are holding a province wide walkout today; the first since the inception of French-language school boards in 1997. Teachers at some elementary and secondary boards are also holding walkouts today.

Contains files from The Canadian Press

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan