While families with children in public schools have to hope for the best, wealthy families who are sending their children to private schools will be able to avoid the effect of the Progressive Conservatives decision to cut the number of classes.
“Annibale’s connection to this secretive anti-worker campaign raises serious questions about his judgement, competence, and integrity” ― Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“A legislated raise limited to 1% comes to less than $8 a week, far less than the $60 a day the government is spinning through its propaganda machine doubling as our education minister. The government should abandon this cruel and ham-fisted legislation and get serious about bargaining right now." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Most of the political parties have a drastically different approach to post-secondary education. In this election, Canadians will be able to choose which promise is worth supporting for the future of the country.
Thomas notes there is a lot of stress in higher education and many students with mental health concerns depend on the counselling.
"The devil is in the details." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“We’re not just falling behind, Doug is driving us into the ditch. Maybe the new licence plate he has come up with should read, 'Rest in Pieces.'" — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
These alternatives would bring down the deficit and leave most Ontarians better off than the cuts the Ford government is proposing.
“I commend all those who raised their voice to force the Minister of Education to reinstate funding to the school." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President