ETFO would welcome opportunity to meet with new premier

Respectful discussions needed to end chaos created by Bill 115

TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) welcomed the election of Kathleen Wynne as the new Ontario premier and expressed hope that respectful discussions can begin to help end the chaos in schools created by Bill 115.

"We hope that Premier Wynne will govern in the best interests of working people in Ontario and restore the democratic values that have shaped this province," said ETFO President Sam Hammond.

"The imposition of Bill 115 by the Liberal government and Progressive Conservatives has caused chaos in the education sector. We believe the new premier has a fresh opportunity to work to resolve that situation."

"We would like to meet with Premier Wynne to begin to restore democracy and resolve ongoing issues in our schools through respectful discussions."

"The sooner we can meet with the premier, the sooner we can work together to try and bring peace and stability back to our schools."

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

For further information:

Valerie Dugale, ETFO Media Relations- Cell: 416-948-0195, vdugale@etfo.org