Queen’s Park Notes for the week of October 29-November 2, 2018

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF EDUCATION NEWS BILL 48, SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE CLASSROOMS ACT Education Minister Lisa Thompson’s (Huron—Bruce) bill is scheduled to begin second reading debate on Monday November 12, when the Legislature reconvenes after its constituency week break. With bills requiring six and a one-half hours debate before a... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the week of October 22-26, 2018

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF EDUCATION NEWS BILL 48, SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE CLASSROOMS ACT Education Minister Lisa Thompson (Huron—Bruce) introduced this bill that would require all teacher candidates to pass a math test before being licensed. Thompson’s bill would also revoke the certification of teachers and licensed early childhood... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the week of October 15-19, 2018

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF EDUCATION NEWS CHILD CARE WORKER AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR APPRECIATION DAY On Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, NDP MPP Catherine Fife (Waterloo) asked the Minister of Education Lisa Thompson: “My question is to the Minister of Education. Today we are joined by early... Read More


Queen’s Park Notes for the week of October 1-5, 2018

From the Provincial Office of OSSTF NEW BILLS INTRODUCED BILL 37, LIABILITY FOR CLIMATE-RELATED HARMS ACT NDP Climate Change Critic, MPP Peter Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth), re-introduced his private member’s bill that would permit individuals, businesses and governments to sue oil and gas corporations for “climate related damages from their... Read More


#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