An Ontario teacher has been suspended for one month after the profession’s regulatory body found her guilty of inappropriate conduct for insulting her students, encouraging physical violence, and attending meetings while under the influence of alcohol.
Ontario's largest school board has to account for a $28.7 million shortfall next year because of the province's changes to education funding, according to a document presented to the Toronto District School Board's budget committee.
Some Ontario school boards have written to the education minister with concerns that planned increases to class sizes will mean they can offer fewer elective courses, such as in the arts and skilled trades.
The head of the union representing public high school teachers in Ontario says job action is not out of the question if the government pushes through controversial changes to the province's education system.
The Ontario government is slashing millions of dollars in funding for programs that are aimed at providing students with extra skills and support, leaving school boards to figure out how students will be affected.
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is closely monitoring the potential for higher tariffs to slow the global economy, but it thinks that "cooler heads are going to prevail" before that happens, OTPP chief executive Ron Mock said Tuesday.
The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is spending about $400 million to take a 3.4 per cent stake in French video game giant Ubisoft as part of a complex deal that will allow French conglomerate Vivendi to sell all of its Ubisoft shares.