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Secondary teachers plan informal talks

TORONTO—The union representing Ontario's high school teachers is planning “informal talks” with the province this week to discuss a return to contract extension negotiations.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation is the only education union to have not yet agreed to extend their current deals to 2019—past next year's provincial election.

Colleges told to reconsider huge pay hikes

TORONTO—Ontario colleges have been ordered to come up with new salary proposals for their presidents and other executives after some institutions proposed pay hikes of 50 percent.

The memo from the Liberal government comes at the same time a report says Ontario's 24 public colleges face a cumulative debt of $1.9 billion over 10 years in an age of declining enrolment.