Ontario will defend move to declare TTC an essential service in court challenge
1.5 million Torontonians rely on TTC every day, Labour Minister Kevin Flynn says
The Amalgamated Transit Union is asking the Ontario Court of Appeal to declare the TTC's essential service designation unconstitutional, and says it expects the case to end up before the Supreme Court of Canada.
Labour Minister Kevin Flynn says 1.5 million people rely on Toronto's transit system every day, and in the government's opinion, it remains an essential service.
Flynn says the province enacted the TTC essential service designation four years ago at the request of Toronto city council, and the government "intends to defend itself" in court.