Ontario

New provincial legislation advocates for work-life balance

On Oct. 25, the Ontario government introduced “right-to-disconnect” to promote work-life balance, the first law of its kind in Canada.Continue...

Independent MPP Randy Hillier uses student’s passing to spread misinformation

As Kamila Lebel-Farrell’s loved ones continued to adjust to her sudden passing, Randy Hillier, Member of Ontario Provincial Parliament (Lanark-Frontenac Kingston), used student photos while spreading misinformation on the COVID-19 vaccine.Continue...

OCUFA responds to Post-secondary Education Health Measures Framework for Fall 2021

On Sep. 1, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association (OCUFA) responded to the Postsecondary Education Health Measures Framework for Fall 2021. Continue...

Court dismisses Student Choice Initiative appeal

The Ontario Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed Ontario’s appeal to bring back the Student Choice Initiative (SCI) on Aug. 4.Continue...

The fight for paid sick days continues through a pandemic. It shouldn’t.

In 2018, the newly-elected Ford government cancelled all mandatory paid sick days. Since then, health advocates and labour activists have been fighting to bring them back. In a global pandemic with a contagious virus, paid sick days are more vital than ever.

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Province gives Queen’s $4 million in capital funding

The Ontario government is giving Queen’s $4,251,800 in capital funding in 2020-21 to support the modernization of campus facilities.Continue...

Let the sun set on Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time (DST) has more drawbacks than benefits. It’s time we stick to keeping clocks the same year-round.Continue...

The future of education in Ontario doesn’t lie in more cuts

Ontario’s proposals to “modernize the classroom” won’t drive the province’s education system forward—they’ll see it pushed further into the past.Continue...

Ontario government fails the province when it fails developmental services

Programs for individuals with developmental disabilities have too long gone underfunded in Ontario. Now, facing cuts, these Ontarians are poised to lose even more of their limited funding.Continue...

Student Choice Initiative’s defeat doesn’t mean the fight is over

The Student Choice Initiative (SCI) might have been struck down in court, but for student associations, the fight is far from over.Continue...

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