TORONTO, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Responding to the release of Ontario's 2013
Budget, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA)
noted that the budget provides for continued progress and stability to
benefit all Ontarians.
The budget continues to address Ontario's fiscal challenges by providing
a balanced and fair approach to deficit reduction that works to
strengthen economic recovery, rather than undermine it.
In its pre-budget brief, OECTA urged the government to move towards
'true consultation and genuine dialogue to solicit creative solutions'.
OECTA is pleased that the Wynne Government has engaged with opposition
leaders and stakeholders to solicit creative ideas, while respecting
"We have seen a new tone of openness and collegiality in this new
government," says O'Dywer. "We saw this in the recent negotiations with
teacher federations and we see this again with the Ontario budget."
"Clearly the government has listened to the opposition and to Ontarians
in crafting this budget. It shows what can be accomplished if people
and parties focus on making minority government work for the common
good of all Ontarians," added O'Dwyer.
OECTA represents the 45,000 professional women and men who teach all
grades in publicly funded English Catholic schools in Ontario.
SOURCE: Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association
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