Patrick Brown, Leader of the Official Opposition and Education Critic, issued the following statement on the government’s stalled negotiations with the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO):
“The early years of childhood education are the most important to development. It is extremely disappointing that Premier Wynne continues to leave parents worried and uncertain on whether public elementary students will stay in the classroom.
The government must come back to the table and avoid the possibility of an escalated work-to-rule campaign. It is unacceptable to put at risk any education services for Ontario’s 800,000 public elementary students.
Premier Wynne has had over a year and has only created more instability in the province’s education sector. Time is running out for the Liberals to clean up their mess.”