Statement from GPO leader and Guelph candidate Mike Schreiner on the appointment of Liz Sandals as Minister of Education
“Congratulations to Liz Sandals on being appointed Minister of Education. I look forward to working with her to address the crisis in education that faces Ontario. Our children, parents and education staff deserve better.
The Liberal approach of attacking teachers is not the way to build a world class education system. I was present with teachers in front of Ms. Sandals’ office when she defended Bill 115. Instead of taking away democratic rights to bargain, a better solution would have been to use the teachers’ wage freeze proposal as the starting point for negotiations.
There are many other opportunities to build a stronger education system. I would welcome a conversation with Ms. Sandals on how ending duplication in school boards will improve fairness and equality in our schools, as well as save money.”