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Ontario Premier Doug Ford to make announcement on eve of fall economic statement
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford to make announcement on eve of fall economic statement

Ontario Premier Doug Ford will be in Etobicoke on Sunday morning to make a rare weekend announcement. Ford will be joined by his minister of finance, Peter Bethlenfalvy, to make the announcement at 11 a.m.The Ford government has released few details about the event, scheduled to take place the day before Bethlenfalvy tables his fall economic statement and fiscal review.The minister of finance is set to table the financial updates in Ontario’s legislature at around 1 p.m. on Monday. Read more: Ontario economy on a ‘knife’s edge’ while government programs face underfunding, FAO says Read More Ontario economy on a ‘knife’s edge’ while government programs face underfunding, FAO says ...
Multiple unions planning mass Ontario-wide walkout to protest Ford government: sources
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Multiple unions planning mass Ontario-wide walkout to protest Ford government: sources

Mass protests and widespread disruption — that’s what Ontario’s labour movement is promising, as multiple Canadian unions plan to take part in sympathetic strikes to protest Premier Doug Ford’s Bill 28. Multiple sources told Global News a coalition of unions is planning a mass demonstration at Queen’s Park on Saturday, Nov. 12 and a massive multi-sector strike on Monday, Nov. 14.The aim, sources said, was to bring the province to a standstill and apply maximum pressure on the Progressive Conservative government to repeal Bill 28, which invoked the notwithstanding clause to impose a contract on CUPE’s 55,000 education-support workers.Labour leaders began gathering at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Toronto on Sunday, where they’re scheduled to hold a news conference at 10 a.m. on Mo...