QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario NDP Education critic Chandra Pasma released the following statement in response to CUPE’s announcement of a strike notice:
"Yet again, Doug Ford and Stephen Lecce are risking disruption to our kids’ school year by refusing to come to the table with a deal that provides our students with the vital supports they need. We need to invest in our kids and our schools by ensuring that there are enough EAs, ECEs, custodians, library workers, and other education workers to keep our schools running safely and effectively.
We need to make sure every child is supported and that children with the highest needs are not left behind. Our kids and their families deserve investments in a safe, stable, and fully supported learning environment - something this government continues to be unwilling to provide.”