On this date in history....



    TORONTO, Sept. 16 /CNW/ -

    September 16, 1914: In Ottawa, Sir Sam Hughes sets up the first Canadian
    military air service, the Canadian Aviation Corps, the forerunner to the
    Royal Canadian Air Force.

    September 16, 1996: Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Borje Salming is
    inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame along with Bobby Bauer, Bob Cole,
    and Al Arbour.

    September 16, 2003: Dalton McGuinty makes another promise to the people
    of Ontario:

    
        "You can stand up...for an historic investment to cap class sizes at
        20 in the early grades..." (Ontario Liberal press release)
    

    That same day, Harold Braithwaite, former Director of Education for the
Peel District School Board sends a letter to Dalton McGuinty saying, "I
support your plan and know it can be successfully implemented over the course
of your first mandate." (Ontario Liberal press release)
    But four years later, according to Dalton McGuinty's own numbers, 35% of
Ontario's students in junior kindergarten to grade 3 are in classes of more
than 20 students. (www.dalton.ca)
    Dalton McGuinty's promise to cap class sizes at 20 in the early
grades...it's one more promise that he was quick to make, but failed to keep.





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