TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - The Elementary Teachers' Federation of
Ontario (ETFO) welcomed today's throne speech by the Ontario
government, which puts a priority on public education and public
"Ontarians have a government that recognizes that public education and
health are fundamental to building a strong future for the province,"
said ETFO President Sam Hammond. "These are the foundations for
building a strong, productive workforce characterized by innovation and
"We appreciate the government's continuing strong support for the early
learning full-day Kindergarten," added Hammond. "Providing a strong
start in life for children is the best way to ensure a bright future
for both students and the economic health of the province."
"It takes courage to make these commitments and we look forward to
working with the government to continue building a world class
education system," said Hammond.
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents 76,000
elementary public school teachers and education professionals across
the province and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.
SOURCE Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
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