Ontario’s premier says he’s encouraged by what he considers signs of progress in Toronto’s weeks-long garbage strike.

Dalton McGuinty says the city has made it clear “it means business” and workers seem to want to go back to work.

McGuinty adds both sides appear sincere in their wish to reach a resolution, attitudes that contrast with a recent strike at York University.


In that case, the province had to legislate an end to the strike — a move McGuinty has made clear he is trying to avoid this time around.

The strike by about 24,000 inside and outside Toronto workers began June 22 and has halted garbage pickup and a host of other city services.

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