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Three powerful unions representing Ontario teachers and education workers declared war Tuesday against the governing Liberals after a controversial anti-strike bill passed in the legislature.

The two biggest unions representing elementary and secondary school teachers are urging their members to withdraw from any voluntary activities as a show of protest of what they’re calling “draconian” legislation.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation is telling its members not to do any voluntary activities — such as coaching sports teams — on Wednesday.

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario is urging its members not to participate in “any school-based or system level meetings of any kind” on Mondays.

They’re calling them “McGuinty Mondays” after Premier Dalton McGuinty, Ontario’s self-styled “education premier” who is now facing the ire of his former allies who’ve helped him remain in power for nine years.

CUPE Ontario, which represents 55,000 workers such as custodians and school secretaries…

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