is now in the business of political correctness and activism.
As the OSSTF notes in its postmortem of the 1999 election, in the eight ridings with the slimmest Tory margins of victory, the cumulative margin of victory was a little over 8,000 votes.
8 Riding Winning Candidate Beaches-East York NDP Cambridge PC Etobicoke-Lakeshore PC Etobicoke North PC Hamilton Mountain ** Lib Hamilton West NDP London Fanshawe PC * London North Centre PC Niagara Centre NDP Oshawa PC Scarborough Centre PC Scarborough South PC Average (*)New member elected OSSTF endorsed the Liberal candidate
Details of the agreement will be shared with OSSTF members over the coming days, during the union's approval process.
I am pleased that through hard work and a collaborative approach, we have been able to address some concerns of OSSTF members, and that we have helped restore an important relationship with a valued partner.
After Premier Mike Harris boasted that "99% of teachers would welcome Bill 74," OSSTF put Bill 74 to a vote, whereupon it was rejected by 99.
In December both OSSTF and the Liberal opposition made conciliatory moves.
The chill from Alberta has reached Ontario much sooner than those at the OSSTF
annual meeting expected.
Liz Barkley, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF
), writing in the summer 1994 issue of Education Forum, recalls very emotionally Bauni McKay's address to the annual meeting of the provincial assembly of the OSSTF
in March 1994: