Ont. minister won't say if she’ll stop impending teachers’ strike

IOntario Education Minister Laurel Broten (QMI Agency files)

IOntario Education Minister Laurel Broten (QMI Agency files)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 3:59 PM ET

TORONTO - The Ontario government has the legislative tools to end an impending strike by the province’s public elementary teachers but Education Minister Laurel Broten would not say Thursday how quickly she would bring down the hammer of Bill 115.

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced that teachers and school staff will be in a position to strike at any of their schools across the province next month, and will give parents 72-hours notice of job action.

Broten would not say if she intends to take action within that 72-hour frame, but would act in the interest of student safety.


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