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Ontario legislature returns as teachers strike

TORONTO—The Ontario legislature resumes today after a winter break that's been consumed by an escalating conflict with the province's public school teachers.

Contract talks between the Progressive Conservative government and the four major teachers' unions have largely stalled, and a co-ordinated provincewide strike set for Friday will see about two million students out of class.

Ontario teachers set to stage a joint walkout for Feb. 21

TORONTO—Schools across Ontario will be closed Feb. 21 as elementary, secondary, Catholic and French teachers banded together yesterday to announce a joint strike in a bid to ramp up pressure on Premier Doug Ford's government with contract negotiations at a near standstill.

The one-day job action will leave more than two million students out of class.