500,000 students in Ontario affected by strike
Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown is calling on Kathleen Wynne to show leadership and bring both sides to the bargaining table in the college strike that is affecting 500,000 Ontario students.
“Students’ want to learn. And faculty want to teach. But as of midnight last night, Ontario colleges are on strike. 12,000 faculty and 500,000 students are impacted across the province,” charged Brown in Question Period. “Will the Premier get both sides back to the bargaining table today?”
Students from 24 colleges across Ontario are locked out of class today, affecting mid-term exam season. The PCs hope that the strike will end before serious harm is done to the students’ semester.
“I hope for the good of the students and faculty, the union and the Council representing College management get back to the table and wrap this up swiftly. Students deserve it.”