Protests begin at Queen's Park as legislature returns from nearly 5-month break (VIDEO)

Oct 28 2019, 7:06 am

Ontario’s legislature is back in session at Queen’s Park today after a nearly five-month summer break.

The provincial government was initially set to return for the fall session in early September, but instead, the House took a lengthy break rather than sitting during the federal election campaign.

But as MPPs headed back to work on Monday morning, they were greeted bright and early by demonstrators protesting the Ford government’s numerous funding cuts, which includes cuts to public services like health care and education, work laws, equality and justice, environmental programs, and more.

From photos and videos shared on social media, you can see demonstrators from the Ontario Federation of Labour, CUPE, and other groups jeering the provincial government’s cabinet ministers as they arrive at Queen’s Park for the first session back.

Other demonstrators can be seen carrying effigies of Premier Doug Ford, signs, and noisemakers, as speakers blast loud music and a marching band plays.

 

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