McGuinty vows to stop teachers' walkout

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty talks to the media at CHEO in Ottawa, Ont. Tuesday Jan 8, 2013....

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty talks to the media at CHEO in Ottawa, Ont. Tuesday Jan 8, 2013. (Tony Caldwell/QMI Agency)

Antonella Artuso Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 7:11 PM ET

TORONTO - The Ontario government will move to stop a planned walkout by the province’s public elementary teachers this Friday, Premier Dalton McGuinty promised Wednesday.

Ontario’s public elementary school teachers are planning to walk off the job Friday to protest contracts imposed on them by the provincial government through Bill 115.

McGuinty vowed his government will go to the Ontario Labour Relations Board before Friday to demand that the day of protest be declared an illegal strike because a collective agreement is in place.


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