#4hours4publicEd Candidate(s) Sign Up (Canvassing, Telephone Bank, Signs &c.)

#4hours4publicEd Our #4hours4publicEd campaign is about you taking collective action with your OSSTF Toronto colleagues to protect publicly funded schools in Toronto. We are asking each of you to give just four hours of your time (Canvassing, Telephone Bank, Signs &c.) There are 7,000 teachers, OT’s and education support staff in OSSTF... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the Week of February 26, 2018

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF NEW BILLS INTRODUCED BILL 200, REMOVING BARRIERS IN AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ACT PC MPP Sam Oosterhoff (Niagara West—Glanbrook) introduced his private member’s bill that would expand the acts that may be performed by a member of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists in... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the Week of November 27, 2017

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF NEW BILLS INTRODUCED BILL 182, COMPASSIONATE CARE ACT PC MPP Sam Oosterhoff (Niagara West—Glanbrook) introduced this bill that would require the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to develop a provincial framework designed to support improved access to hospice palliative care. It would also require the... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the Week of November 20, 2017

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF NEW BILLS INTRODUCED BILL 179, FLOOD AVOIDANCE, INSURANCE AND RECOVERY STATUTE LAW AMENDMENT ACT NDP MPP Taras Natyshak (Essex) introduced this bill that would make two significant changes to flood insurance for property owners. First, flood insurance shall not be declined on the basis of flooding if the... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the Week of November 13, 2017

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF NEW BILLS INTRODUCED BILL 176, WALK TO WORK DAY ACT NDP MPP Peter Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth) introduced this bill that would proclaim the first Friday in May as Walk to Work Day. BILL 177, STRONGER, FAIRER ONTARIO ACT (BUDGET MEASURES) Finance Minister Charles Sousa’s (Mississauga South) Fall Economic... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the Week of October 30, 2017

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF NEW BILLS INTRODUCED BILL 171, PHONES DOWN, HEADS UP ACT Liberal MPP Yvan Baker’s (Etobicoke Centre) bill states that “no pedestrian shall cross a roadway while holding and using a wireless communication device, electronic entertainment device or other prescribed device.” BILL 172, FAIRNESS IN MINIMUM WAGE... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the Week of October 23, 2017

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF NEW BILLS INTRODUCED None. BILLS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE BILL 160, STRENGTHENING QUALITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PATIENTS ACT Health and Long-Term Care Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins’ (St. Paul’s) Bill 160, Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act passed 2nd Reading with the support of the... Read More


Queen’s Park News for the Week of October 16, 2017

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF NEW BILLS INTRODUCED BILL 167, FAIRNESS IN CONSUMER REPORTING ACT Liberal MPP Arthur Potts (Beaches—East York) introduced this bill that would require consumer reporting agencies to provide free credit reports no later than two business days after receiving the inquiry. BILL 168, PUTTING YOUR BEST FOOT... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the Week of October 2, 2017

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF NEW BILLS INTRODUCED BILL 161, NICK’S LAW (OPIOID ABUSE AWARENESS) PC MPP Lisa MacLeod (Nepean—Carleton) introduced this bill that would require that at least 10 per cent of the Ontario Government’s Bulk Media Buy Program be marketed for campaigns aimed at raising awareness regarding the risk of... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the Week of September 25, 2017

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF NEW BILLS INTRODUCED BILL 157, DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE PROTECTION ACT NDP Leader Andrea Horwath’s (Hamilton Centre) Bill 157, Domestic and Sexual Violence Protection Act would amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to provide that an employee who has been employed by an employer for at least 13... Read More