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05 Mar 2020 | 07:00 AM UTC

Canada: Teachers to hold strike and protest in Ontario March 5

Education workers and teachers to strike and protest in Ontario province March 5; associated transportation disruptions expected



Education workers are set to strike across the province of Ontario on Thursday, March 5, to oppose proposed reforms to the education system. The one-day strike will be complemented by a protest at Toronto's Queens Park at an undisclosed time.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are expected in the vicinity of the protest.


Individuals in Toronto and across Ontario more generally are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by local authorities.