Class action lawsuit filed on behalf of students
A proposed class action lawsuit over Ontario's ongoing college strike has been launched on behalf of students affected by the labour dispute.
The legal action comes as striking faculty who've been off the job for about a month began to vote today on a contract offer.
Some 12,000 Ontario college professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians haven't been at work since Oct. 15, leaving hundreds of thousands of students out of class.
Law firm Charney Lawyers filed the proposed class action against the province's 24 colleges today, saying 14 students have come forward to potentially stand as representative plaintiffs.
The notice of action alleges the colleges breached contracts with students by failing to provide vocational training and a full term of classes.
It seeks full refunds for students who choose not to continue with their programs and refunds ``equivalent to the value of the lost instruction'' for students who do want to continue.
The IceDogs would surrender a goal 44 seconds into a Wednesday night and that proved to be the game winner as Kitchener won 6-0 at the Meridian Centre. The IceDogs remain in first in the Central, two points up on Barrie, with both teams having played 42 games.
Ben Jones scored a goal and added two assists as the IceDogs scored four unanswered in Erie, winning 5-3. Johnny Corneil chipped in with a pair of goals and Colton Incze made 26 saves for the first place ‘Dogs who completed their second.3 in 3 sweep this season.
Stephen Dhillon made 46 saves and Elijah Roberts scored the hat-trick as the IceDogs doubled Barrie 6-3, taking over the lead in the OHL’s Central Division. Roberts also added an assist, while Sam Miletic scored two for the second straight game plus counted an assist.