What to expect from Doug Ford’s government as legislature resumes

Premier Doug Ford and his Progressive Conservative government will push ahead with their legislative agenda and prepare for their first budget, as Queen’s Park resumes sitting on Tuesday. MPPs are returning to the Legislature following their winter break. While this gives the PCs the chance to bring in new bills, it also gives the opposition parties the chance to challenge […]

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Bracing for impact: A four-per-cent cut would trim $1 billion from Ontario’s education budget

Like many, the president of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association(OECTA) has kept abreast of the consultations with the unsettling feeling that most of the big decisions have already been made. And all indicators point to the education sector being in line for a great shock when the Progressive Conservative government begins making cuts.  “The government’s […]

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Trudeau concerned about possible education cuts by Ford government

Justin Trudeau says he’s not just concerned about possible cuts Premier Doug Ford could make to Ontario‘s education system as Canada’s prime minister — he’s also concerned as a father with children in the province’s schools. Trudeau made the comments during a wide-ranging town hall meeting Thursday night at a Milton, Ont., high school. The prime […]

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Ford shouldn’t mess with success of full-day kindergarten program

In 2017, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education released a study that gave Ontario’s full-day kindergarten program what amounted to a grade of A-plus. And for good reason. The study found the program, launched almost a decade ago by the then-Liberal government, was well worth the $1.5 billion-a-year investment for academic, social and economic […]

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