The Ontario government is recalling the legislature to introduce a bill that would impose a two-year contract on the province's school teachers. Government house leader John Milloy says the house will resume the session on Monday, August 27.
The governing liberals had threatened to bring in the bill if teachers didn't sign new contracts with school boards by the end of the month. They say they can't allow the old contracts to roll over because the province can't afford it.
The minority government needs the support of at least one opposition party to pass the bill.
Two big unions representing school teachers say their members always intended to return to the classroom in the fall and the government is creating a crisis where none exists.