Ontario teacher strikes Q and A: Star reporters Isabel Teotonio and Kristin Rushowy answer your most pressing questions

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A large crowd of area teachers and supporters ran a picket line and listened to speeches in front of Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s constituency office on Albion road in north Etobicoke on January 20, 2020.


Join us live on thestar.com Feb. 3 at noon ET when reporters Isabel Teotonio and Kristin Rushowy team up to answer your pressing questions about the Ontario teacher strikes.

Ontario teachers are fighting larger class sizes, which they say will phase out thousands of teaching positions and course options for teens, as well as mandatory e-learning in high school.

They are seeking raises equal to the cost of living, about two per cent annually. Premier Doug Ford has said the province is not budging on its offer of one per cent a year.

All teacher unions are engaged in job action, ranging from not filling out report cards to one-day strikes.

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