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ONTARIO GOVERNMENT THREATENS REMOVAL OF CLASS-SIZE CAPS

Education Minister Lisa Thompson has begun the process of increasing class sizes to save money. A government document obtained by CityNews says cuts to education could help reduce the provincial deficit. ETFO President Sam Hammond...

ETFO CALLS FOR MORE INVESTMENT IN ONTARIO EDUCATION

ETFO President Sam Hammond spoke to the provincial Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs to demand increased investment in education for the 2019 budget, the Lindsay Advocate reports. “Our students’ education and future should...

TORY CUTS COST HAMILTON CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD $108,000

The Hamilton Spectator reports that recent cuts to specialized education grants will mean a $108,000 loss for the Hamilton Catholic School Board. The loss comes on the heels of the Tory government’s December announcement that...

FORD GOVERNMENT MAKES BIG SURPRISE CUTS TO SCHOOL PROGRAMS

The Ontario government cut $25 million from programs that provide after-school jobs for disadvantaged youth, student tutors, supports for racialized students and Indigenous-focused study, reports the Toronto Star. The cuts, communicated to school boards across...