TORONTO, ON – Today, Mitzie Hunter, Finance Critic for the Ontario Liberal Party responded to the Nanos Poll showing strong public support for investment in public education in Ontario.
“The poll results confirm what we’ve been hearing from students and families across our province since this government took office: Ontarians want investments in education.”
“Unfortunately, the Premier has made it clear that education is not a priority for his government. The forced cuts, lack of collaboration with unions, and flip-flopping have demonstrated poor planning, lack of commitment, and a lack of clear vision for education policy in our province.”
In the poll released yesterday, Ontarians from all corners of the province said that the provincial government should prioritize education spending over tackling the deficit. A majority of Ontarians oppose savings on the backs of students and believe that class sizes should not be increased to cut costs.
“Students are already unable to access courses that they need to graduate or get into post-secondary programs, and they will continue to suffer from the Premier’s agenda of cuts.”
“Ontario deserves a government that knows that investments in Education pay for themselves down the road. Premier Ford was not elected on a mandate to make cuts to education, and this poll is a clear rejection of his policies.”