TORONTO - It's coming down to the wire for Ontario's public school teachers, who are expecting to hear today about what will happen next in their labour fight with the government.
Education Minister Laurel Broten is expected to speak this morning about the ongoing dispute and whether she plans to impose new contracts on teachers to freeze wages and stop strikes.
The governing Liberals haven't said whether they'll bring down that hammer, only that they have the power to do so under a controversial new law.
Teachers' unions say the government will be asking for trouble if it forces new agreements on their members, who will launch political protests to fight it.
Elementary teachers have already staged one-day strikes across the province in protest of the law.
The union representing high school teachers say they're not planning any walkouts right now, but they're not ruling anything out.
The Progressive Conservatives say the government should just bite the bullet and impose new contracts before students head back to school next week.
But the New Democrats want the Liberals to repeal the law and re-start negotiations in earnest.
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