National News: Teachers Work-To-Rule, Trudeau Meets May, Senate Spending Skyrockets
Elementary teachers in Ontario are stepping up their pressure on the government. The union representing the teachers says they will begin a work-to-rule campaign on November 26th. Members are being told not to complete
Term 1 report cards for students, and not to do any in-school or on-line professional development outside of work hours. Teachers are also being told not to answer emails outside of work unless it is about safety, or support for students with special needs.
It’s more a courtesy meet and greet but Justin Trudeau will sit down with Elizabeth May today. May, who has stepped down as the Green Party leader, is still head of the three member caucus. Trudeau has been meeting with opposition members this week trying to seek common ground ahead of the throne speech and parliament resuming on December 5th. He will need the support of at least one of the parties to prop up his minority government.
The cost to run the Red Chamber is skyrocketing. CBC News reports the expenses of the Senate of Canada has increased by more than a third in the last five years. The Senate is spending millions more on travel, research, hiring more bureaucrats and media relations.