The provincial government is set to table the legislation today, after an attempt to do so Thursday evening was blocked by the NDP.
With student leaders watching from above, the Liberals and New Democrats traded barbs during the 21 minutes Ontario's legislature sat on Friday.
The union representing striking Ontario college faculty and their employers met with the Ontario premier Thursday afternoon after members voted to reject the latest contract offer following a two-day vote this week.
Members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, which represents teaching faculty at colleges across Ontario, have voted to reject an offer from the College Employer Council that would have ended the strike action that began almost five weeks ago.
The results were revealed on Thursday after the CEC, which bargains on behalf of the colleges, tabled their final offer last week.
"I want students back in classrooms Monday, and I want that achieved through a deal", Horwath said.
Hu Zhengtao, an worldwide student from China attending George Brown College to study business and marketing, said the labour disruption has thrown his plans to graduate in December and return home into serious doubt.
The job action, the longest in faculty's history, will probably cost the union about $20 million, said OPSEU head Warren "Smokey" Thomas.
"We have said repeatedly that students have been in the middle of this strike for too long and it is not fair", she said in a statement. We will be sharing those plans when students are back in class.
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"For five weeks, students were left wondering how they could afford to pay for their education".
Numbers from the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development show that tuition fees have increased much more over the past seven years than government funding to colleges has.
Ms. Horwath said that in the few minutes she had to leaf through the bill after it was tabled, she noticed changes to the arbitration process that bothered her.
As the strike nears the end of its fifth week at the province's 24 colleges, it was clear Wynne was losing patience.
The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) had recommended its members reject the offer.
PC MPP John Yakabuski (Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke) said "after five weeks and the semester's now threatened - it was something that had to be acted upon". "We need to get them back immediately so that the semester can be saved".
If a majority of union members had accepted the offer, the strike would have ended Thursday.
Meanwhile, students have filed a class action lawsuit alleging the colleges breached contracts with students by failing to provide vocational training and a full term of classes.