Court challenge threat doesn’t faze minister; But Liberals will need opposition’s help to pass bill

Sarah Slinn, a professor of labour law at Osgoode Hall Law School, was interviewed by the Hamilton Spectator Aug. 22, about the Ontario government’s plan to introduce a bill next week to impose a deal on tens of thousands of teachers that would rein in wages and cut benefits. Read full story.

Cuba convicts 12 of corruption; Two employees of firm with Canadian links among those sentenced
Bernard Wolf, a professor of economics and international business at the Schulich School of Business, was quoted in the Toronto Star Aug. 22 in a story about the conviction of a dozen people of corruption in the nickel industry by a Cuban court. Two employees of a Cuban-Canadian joint concern were among those convicted. Read full story.

Scoring out, fun in for Driftwood campers in Kine Kids program
Kine Kids, a program created by Angelo Belcastro, chair of the School of Kinesiology & Health Science in the FacuIty of Health was profiled in The North York Mirror Aug. 20. The program brings some 70 children between seven and 12 years of age, who are not physically active, into a day camp setting to encourage healthy physical activity and regular exercise. Read full story.

New theatre company puts on shows in Streetsville
The Little Black Afro Productions theatre company, founded by second-year theatre studies student Luke Reece, presents its first production at the Masonic Lodge in Streetsville this Friday. Reece formed the troupe about three months ago. The troupe will be staging a pair of 30-minute plays, the comedy, Sacks Don’t Grunt, and the drama, Anniversary, reported the Mississauga News Aug. 21. Read full story.