Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association Congratulates Premier-designate, Kathleen Wynne

TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA) is pleased to congratulate Kathleen Wynne as the new leader of the Liberal Party and the next Premier of Ontario.

"As a former school trustee for the largest school board in Canada, Premier-designate Kathleen Wynne understands the challenges and opportunities that Ontario's school boards face today. When Ms. Wynne was Minister of Education this Association appreciated her support and attention to the priorities and needs of Catholic schools," said OCSTA president, Marino Gazzola.

"Education is a top priority for Ontario families and it requires the engagement of informed and collaborative provincial leaders. OCSTA looks forward to working with Premier-designate Wynne and her cabinet to address the issues affecting the quality of K-12 education today. We also hope to begin working towards new and inspiring goals that address 21st century learning opportunities and support the holistic development of every student in this province," added Mr. Gazzola.

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association is the provincial voice for Catholic education. Founded in 1930, OCSTA represents Catholic school boards that collectively educate approximately 600,000 students in Ontario, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.

SOURCE: Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association

For further information:

Sharon McMillan, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations
Tel: 416-932-9460, ext. 232
E-mail: smcmillan@ocsta.on.ca