A last-minute college strike policy from Kathleen Wynne’s government may have been to avoid exposure of another major scandal

In public relations and media, it’s common knowledge that when you have an item you’re obliged to publicize but want to give as little attention as possible, you dump the news release on a Friday afternoon. That way the press, already getting ready for the weekend, will give it short shrift, if they notice it at all.

It was last Friday afternoon at 3:30, just as Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development staff were packing up and leaving for the long Remembrance Day weekend that a press release from Minister Deb Matthews announced that she was requiring funds be set up with savings from the ongoing Ontario College staff strike.

  • Clausewitz

    Drummer in my band is a college teacher. He didn’t like it when I mentioned that all the BS from his Union to support Wynne last election helped about as much as when she imposed contracts on ETFO. Union sheep will continue to follow no matter how much they get screwed over. Really rather sad.

    • deplorabledave

      and dangerous to democracy.

  • Unions must be abolished.

    • felis gracilis

      Public sector unions for sure.

  • Tooth&Claw

    The students should be asking for their money back. They paid for a service that is not forthcoming.
    What unbelievable cheek, to screw over students to reduce a debt load SHE incurred.

    • How many of these classes would help them get a job?

      If those classes are useless, then this strike is a sign that they should move on.