Aug 21, 2012
By Bob Komsic
Education Minister Laurel Broten says she’s not rolling the dice on a potential court challenge by imposing a new contract on thousands of Ontario teachers.
The McGuinty Liberals are recalling the legislature early next week to introduce a bill that would see teachers wages frozen and benefits cut.
Broten is confidence that the legislation, if passed, could withstand a court challenge.
But the minority Liberals still need the help of one of the two opposition parties to pass the bill.
The New Democrats say it will spark a lengthy court battle that will cost taxpayers millions.
Two unions who oppose the deal say they will challenge the legislation in court if it becomes law.