Ontario Premier Doug Ford kicked off his re-election campaign on Saturday night, a move he makes more than two years ahead of the next provincial election and on the same day union activists vowed to fight his government ahead of that vote.
One day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for rail blockades across the country to be taken down, little has changed at a demonstration near Belleville, Ont. as disruptions to train service near their third week.
A crowd of labour activists demonstrated outside of the Ontario Progressive Conservative convention on Saturday, introducing the spectre of a union-led general strike to fight cuts to key public services like education and health care.
For the first time in 24 years all four major teachers unions in Ontario are on strike the same day, shutting the province's public education system and leaving more than two million school children out of class.