Alberta Won't Order Teachers Back To Work

02/20/2002 | National Post (Canada)

Alberta has dropped its plan to force striking teachers back to class because it is uncertain whether the strike has caused the "unreasonable hardship" necessary to declare a public emergency. The teachers' union says it plans to fight any emergency order in court. Learning Minister Lyle Oberg says the province will continue to gather evidence that the strike is causing hardship. The strike, in its third week, has affected nearly 350,000 students.

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