Toronto City Council voted to ask the province to deem the TTC an essential service. It was voted down 23 to 22. This was a surprise to me. I was expecting it to pass. If it had gone forward to the provincial government I believe the MPP's would also have rejected the essential service label.
Meanwhile in Brantford, the strike at Operation Lift (Handi-Trans) continues. The work stoppage started on September 29. Don't expect the Ontario Government to legislate them back to work. This immunity is only granted to the wussies in Toronto.