Premier Doug Ford refuses to ‘roll over’ for teacher unions

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Ontario’s Premier blames teacher union heads for the current chaos in the education system, accusing them off failing to offer good leadership. And Doug Ford says he won’t budge from his government’s position that teachers will get a 1% annual hike — not double that as demanded in contract talks. “We either stay stagnant and roll over like the previous Liberal government did and give the unions whatever they want or we be responsible and respect the taxpayers’ money,” Ford said Thursday. “If I came out tomorrow and said, ‘we’re going to give them another 1%,’ it’d be all done, but we can’t do that. We don’t have the $750 million.”