Bill 80

The Harris government unveils its teacher recertification plan. Bill 80 requires teachers to complete a prescribed set of 14 professional-development courses within a five-year period.

ETFO responds with a multi-dimensional campaign which strips away the myths around recertification and calls on members to boycott the process. Fewer than 14% of teachers participate in the program. But the Harris government will not back down.

The Lambton-Kent DSB locks out its elementary teachers as they try to achieve salary parity with their secondary colleagues.