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Letter to the editor


Re: “School Boards ‘Blindsided’ as Ford Government Slashes program funding” Toronto Star, Dec. 15, 2018


The Ford PC government continues to spread its special brand of chaos, this time throwing the plans of Ontario school boards, students and parents into disarray.


What a lesson in democracy for Ontario students: the government’s own consultation on education still had a day to run and there was no notice to students. Timing the announcement for a Friday afternoon, ten days before Christmas, is a blatant attempt to avoid public scrutiny of a terrible decision. More than 24 hours later, there is still no information posted on the government’s website.


This latest attack is a clear sign of what Doug Ford has in store for Ontario’s schools. For those of us who care about public education in this province, it’s a sobering message for what’s ahead for 2019.


— Laura Walton, President, Ontario School Board Council of Unions, CUPE




Laura Walton



Ontario School Board Council of Unions