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Teachers Mark the 20th Anniversary of the 1997 Political Protest

Teachers Mark the 20th Anniversary of the 1997 Political Protest

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark 1997 Political Protest, where teachers all over Ontario walked off the job in protest of laws that would harm the public education system.

In this piece – featured in the latest issue of the Catholic Teacher – Victoria Hunt, teacher and Head of Government Relations in Provincial Office, remembers how a collective call for action turned into the largest work stoppage in North American history –highlighting the power of persistence and solidarity.

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