Bill 115 Protests Grow Outside Leadership Convention

Ontario Liberal Party Leadership 2013

Eric Hoskins Gerard Kennedy Sandra Pupatello | Charles Sousa | Harinder Takhar | | Kathleen Wynne

protests against Bill 115


Teachers protesting Bill 115 have swollen to hundreds in number, blocking off the entire Carlton Street outside Maple Leaf Gardens. Delegates report difficulties entering the premises, and several have missed votes as a result of the entrance being obscured.

Some delegates wearing candidate paraphernalia report being harassed and even pushed by some of the protesters. The anger is palatable. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Some of us have tried to talk to the protesters about the issues. Hopefully these conversations will continue with the new Premier.