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An open letter to Premier Ford on the plight of temporary workers

Editorial note: The following is a submitted open letter to Premier Doug Ford and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Kingstonist. Dear Premier Ford, The Kingston Faith and Justice Coalition is a group of people of faith who are concerned about matters of Social Justice. We

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OECTA announces province-wide walkout next week

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) has announced it is planning a second one-day, province-wide walkout on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. The OECTA announced the plan on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, and indicated that teachers in publicly-funded Catholic District School Boards across Ontario will not be reporting to work

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ETFO, OECTA set to take job action Monday unless agreements reached

Elementary schools within the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) and all schools within the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) will see job action next week unless agreements are reached before then. The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced it will begin phase three of its

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A Letter to the Premier (in response to #AMOConf19)

Dear Doug, I must admit, it was an odd experience hearing you speak at the Association of Ontario Municipalities Conference in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 (#AMOConf19). I was there, gathered with thousands of other councillors and mayors from across the province, front row/centre as I always am, ready

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Kingston students walkout, march to protest curriculum changes

Chanting “We can’t go back to ’98!” and “We as youth deserve to know!” approximately 1,000 secondary students in Kingston chose to walk out of school today and organize in the downtown core. The students came from a variety of different secondary schools in the city, but they all had

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