Toronto, ON, April 05, 2019 - Thousands of parents, educators, community groups,
students and unions from across the province will converge on Queen's Park at 12
noon tomorrow April 6 for a rally for public education in Ontario.
In advance of the provincial budget, the rally will call on the government to make
investments, not cuts, to publicly funded education. Over 170 buses are bringing
educators to the rally from the GTA and locations as far away as Ottawa, Kingston,
Cornwall, London, Sarnia, Windsor, North Bay and Sudbury.
Speakers will include representatives of student groups, parents, educators and
This rally has been organized by five unions representing workers in every school
board across Ontario as part of a common front to urge the government to rethink
its proposed education cuts and changes. A joint statement, which can be viewed
at https://bit.ly/2CSdHeK has been issued by the five unions including the Association
des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Canadian Union
of Public Employees – Ontario (CUPE), the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
(ETFO), the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA), and the Ontario
Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF).
WHAT: Rally for Education
WHEN: Saturday April 6, 2019 12:00 noon
WHERE: Queen's Park front lawn, Toronto