Ontario college students are fed up. Following an open letter sent to Ontario officials earlier this week, student leaders met with Advanced Education Minister Deb Matthews yesterday.
But no progress was made. Following her meeting with students, which included a rally of students and faculty outside of her offices at the Ministry of Education, Matthews said that she understands the frustration college students are feeling, but that Ontario government has to remain neutral and let the bargaining process work for itself.
But with no negotiations taking place betweenOntario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council, student leaders from 8 Ontario colleges are making good on their word and heading to Queen's Park today to broadcast their grievances.
The march was expected - student leaders said earlier this week that if the government did not intervene and facilitate negotiations by October 26th, then they would march to Queen's Park.
And if no resolution is met, the 8 student leaders will be attending a rally next Wednesday organized by the College Students Alliance. No talks have taken place between the OPSEU and the College Employer Council since October 15th.
In a protest of their own, faculty from Fanshawe College have a rally planned for this morning in London. The rally is organized by a division that represents the College's 800 striking faculty members and will be taking place in at Victoria Park, beginning at 11:30 am.
While these establishments are no longer there, one building has remained for over 200 years and with it a mystery that goes back just as long.
In 1815, only several years after its construction, the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse saw the disappearance and rumoured murder of its first keeper, J.P. Radan Muller, a disappearance that remains a mystery to this day.
Officers with the Toronto Police Service basically stumbled upon a mini-IKEA after finding a shipping container filled with more than $120,000 worth of allegedly stolen office and home furniture.
Two Mississauga men have been charged in the incident, which started when a shipping container was stolen from the Jane and Finch area on Thursday, May 13.
According to a statement from TPS, officers found the container at a warehouse just a seven-minute drive away from where the theft took place, recovering a staggering amount of furniture.
Police say they found 193 boxes of office furniture, 97 pieces of home furnishings, 51 boxes of home reno equipment and cabinetry and 10 boxes of bathroom reno merchandise.
Bilal Mohammed, 32, and Hamza Irfan, 30, have both been charged with multiple counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (over $5,000) and Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime (over $5,000).
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