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Catholic teachers told to prepare for strike action in the fall. TTC looks into Reddit complaint over alleged driver assault of passenger.Hydro One should be investigated by OPP, Tories say. Captain John’s to be towed away today. Nearly two-thirds of tickets to Pan Am Games remain unsold. +**Bacon lovers listen up: Cheaper bacon in US could spread north**
CATHOLIC TEACHERS TOLD TO PREPARE FOR STRIKE IN FALL
Just when you thought things were getting back to normal, another wrench has been tossed in the system. Reports suggest the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association sent out a notice to it’s members tonight warning of possible strike action in the fall. In the notice the OECTA warns recipients to prepare their finances for strike action. The OECTA represents nearly 50,000 teachers in the province.
The province is expected to ram through a back-to-work bill to prevent teachers’ strikes this term. The public high school educators in Peel, Durham and Sudbury went back to class yesterday after their strikes were declared illegal by the labour relations board. The teachers though are now threatening a strike or work-to-rule in the fall if no progress is made in their contracts.
TTC LOOKS INTO REDDIT COMPLAINT ABOUT DRIVER ASSAULTING PASSENGER
The TTC is investigating one of its drivers after a complaint on REDDIT of an alleged encounter on the Queen streetcar. The incident took place on Friday night when the driver allegedly assaulted a passenger when he shoved him off the streetcar. Police confirmed they received a call about an assault and an intoxicated man at Queen and Kingston at around 8:45 p.m. TTC CEO Andy Byford says he’s asked TTC staff to look at the security camera video from the streetcar if it still exists. Police say the man wasn’t injured and didn’t wish to complain.
TORIES: HYDRO ONE SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED BY OPP
The OPP is being asked to investigate allegations that Hydro One lied about the extent of its billing problems. The ombudsman has accused Hydro One of intentionally misleading his office and the government.
Ontario ombudsman Andre Marin took to Twitter late Wednesday night to ask the public to pressure Queens Park to extend his contract. In three tweets he wrote, “after 10 + years on the job, was told I’d b re-appointed temporarily For at least 4 months when my term expired. My term expires on Friday. No news.” Marin then warned that in 48 hours, We will have no Ombudsman. He then urged Ontarians to make some noise! Toronto city ombudsman Fiona Crean, who plans to leave at the end of her current term, has applied for the job.
1/3 Not to appear precipitous or anything, but after 10 + years on the job, was told I'd b re-appointed temporarily…— Ontario Ombudsman (@Ont_Ombudsman) May 28, 2015
2/3 …for at least 4 months when my term expired. My term expires on Friday, May 29, 2015. No news.— Ontario Ombudsman (@Ont_Ombudsman) May 28, 2015
3/3 Yep. In less than 48 hours, u have no Ombudsman. Time to make ur voice heard. Unfortunately it's come to this. MAKE SOME NOISE PLEASE!— Ontario Ombudsman (@Ont_Ombudsman) May 28, 2015
CAPTAIN JOHN’S TO BE TOWED AWAY TODAY
Captain John’s restaurant will take it’s final voyage today The floating restaurant will be towed away to it’s final resting place in Port Colborne where it will be dismantled for scrap. It was sold to the Marine Recycling Corporation (MRC) earlier this month. Tugboats are set to remove the former landmark from it’s longtime home at the foot of Yonge street at 10 a.m. The tow toward the Welland canal should take four to six hours.
NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF TICKETS TO PAN-AM GAMES REMAIN UNSOLD
With less than 7-weeks to go before the Pan-Am Games begin, 1 million of the 1.4 million tickets to events remain unsold. That’s more than 2/3rd’s of all the tickets still available. However, games organizers say they’re expecting a sales boom as the games get closer and a lot of the pricier tickets for the premium events have sold.
Bacon lovers listen up: Cheaper bacon in US could spread north
Bacon is getting cheaper, at least in the US. but experts say the 25% drop in prices stateside will likely translate to cheaper prices here in Canada too. The costs had jumped over the past few years due to a shortage of food for the pigs, followed by a deadly virus spread last year.