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A province-wide strike by Ontario's 55,000 education workers is set to come to an end.

CUPE announced Monday following an olive branch offer from Ontario Premier Doug Ford that its workers would end their strike and return to the classroom on Tuesday.

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Jagmeet Singh has called out Ontario Premier Doug Ford for launching "a direct attack" on education workers and knowingly "violating their rights."

As contract negotiations between the union representing education workers in Ontario and the provincial government have stalled, Ford's government is expected to introduce legislation to keep workers on the job.

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Things got heated in Question Period at Queen's Park on Wednesday.

Several NDP MPPs were kicked out for comments aimed at Ontario Premier Doug Ford and it started with interim NDP Leader Peter Tabuns calling Ford a liar.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just called out Ontario Premier Doug Ford* on his government's recent invocation of the notwithstanding clause.

In a statement to reporters ahead of question period at parliament recorded by CPAC, Justin Trudeau said invoking the clause to suspend workers' rights is "wrong."

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As the fighting continues between Ontario's education workers and the Ford government, students are the ones that are going to get caught in the middle.

CUPE said in a statement Thursday that education workers will be going on strike Friday after mediated talks fell apart and that the "Ford Conservative government would not make the necessary investments"

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