With Ontario’s teachers, Ford’s government has picked a fight it looks set to lose

"What’s interesting about this dispute is that the teachers aren’t asking for a big pay hike."

Intoxicated by their electoral victory, Doug Ford’s Tories placed themselves on a deliberate collision course with teachers last year. By declaring a legislated cap on wages, cuts to teaching jobs, bigger class sizes and mandatory online courses, the premier wasn’t just being proactive but provocative.

Instead of setting the table, the government upended it. Ford assumed he could get his way by simply proclaiming his bottom line, notwithstanding the picket line.

That’s not how labour relations works. Nor how politics plays out.

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Written by Martin Regg Cohn
Toronto Star
January 20, 2020
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