Liberals’ refusal to take responsibility for cuts to education, “perplexing”: NDP Education Critic

QUEEN’S PARK — During Question Period today, NDP Education Critic Lisa Gretzky demanded the Premier and Minister of Education explain why the Liberal government is refusing to take responsibility for short-sighted cuts to education which have resulted in labour unrest and the closure of 88 community schools.

“Premier, contrary to Liberal spin, Ontarians know that your government sets the priorities for education in this province,” stated Gretzky, MPP for Windsor West. “Ontario families are growing tired of a Minister who finds her portfolio 'perplexing.” 

With secondary school teachers currently on strike in Durham, and Rainbow and Peel districts poised to join them in the coming weeks, the Liberal education cuts and forced school closures continue to throw Ontario schools into chaos. 

Despite Gretzky’s questioning, the Minister of Education continued to skirt responsibility for the mess her government’s cuts to education have made in Ontario’s publicly-funded education system.