Local high school students are expected to join thousands of others in Ontario today to walk out of class and protest the Doug Ford government.
The students are protesting changes made to the Ontario Education system introduced by the Ford government including class sizes, teacher job cuts, banning cell phones and cut backs to Autism programs.
Meanwhile, the OPP are advising motorists of the protest in parts of Algoma, and warning area motorists to be aware of of potential traffic delays between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. during their travels today as secondary school students participate in a province wide school walk out in the East Algoma policing cluster.
Central Algoma Secondary School (CASS) will be protesting on Highway 17 near the CASS sign in the town of Desbarats.
W.C. Eaket Secondary School and Ecole Secondaire Jeunesse Nord students will be assembling on Causley Street between Woodward Avenue and Huron Avenue in the Town of Blind River.
Elliot Lake Secondary School students with be assembling on school property and using the sidewalks on Mississauga Avenue and Hillside Drive North.
Ecole Secondaire Villa Francaise Des Jeunes will be assembling on school property on Edinburgh Road in the City of Elliot Lake.
Protest activities may periodically delay or interrupt the normal flow of traffic on area highways and arterial roads.