Nov 19, 2017
By Christine Ross
Sunday afternoon, Ontario passed back-to-work legislation ending the five-week strike and paving the way for students to return to class. The bill was debated through special weekend sittings in which the NDP argued it takes away workers’ rights and only comes after the Liberals failed to bring the two sides together for five weeks. Students will return to the classroom on Tuesday Around 500,000 students have been out of class since the strike by 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians began Oct. 15.