Toronto, May 9, 2018 - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) has
declared May 23 Education Day in the province of Ontario. On this day, candidates
from the four major provincial parties have been invited by local school board trustees
throughout the province to share their views and answer questions on issues affecting
"The Provincial government decides what is taught in our schools and how much of
our Provincial taxes are used to pay for education. This affects everyone — whether
or not you have children in the school system," said OPSBA president Laurie French.
"Education is the second largest funding line item in the provincial budget and
with the upcoming election, it is important that citizens have the facts they need
to make an informed decision on June 7."
Education is the bedrock of society and provincial education policies have a lasting
impact on the children and youth of Ontario. Their future and the growth and prosperity
of the province are directly linked to a strong, high-quality, publicly-funded education
OPSBA’s multi-year strategic priorities, which advocate for conditions that improve
student achievement and well-being are the foundation upon which our advocacy stands,
and outline what public school boards and trustees would like to see in education
for the future of Ontario.
In support of Education Day, school board trustees have organized All Candidates
Meetings to offer their community an opportunity to:
- Learn more about issues affecting public education in Ontario
- Hear from local candidates from the four major provincial parties and understand
their position on key education issues
- Speak up and ask questions
We encourage parents, students, seniors and other members of the public to learn
about the issues impacting Ontario's public schools. For more information about
Education Day and where All Candidates Meetings are being held in the province please
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