Another Conservative candidate breaks ranks on John Tory's private religious school scheme

    TORONTO, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - This evening Global News featured another
Conservative candidate questioning John Tory's scheme to rip $500 million out
of publicly funded schools for private religious schools.
    Tonight, Garfield Dunlop (Simcoe North) called for a referendum to be
held on the matter saying: "the general public wants to have, have some sort
of a say in it and they're looking for us, the MPP's, and our caucus
colleagues to sort of, send their message back to our leadership."
    Dunlop joins Bill Murdoch and at least one dozen other Conservative
candidates in raising questions about John Tory's private religious school
    Meanwhile, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services Monte
Kwinter also questions John Tory's judgment and his scheme to rip $500 million
out of publicly funded schools. Kwinter has told the Toronto Star: "I
understand that parents wish to have education choices - and they do. The
Conservative plan to divert funds to private religious schools will take
much-needed resources from our publicly funded system and take us backwards to
the days of cuts, labour unrest and struggling students. Government's
responsibility is to provide an exceptional public education system. That's
what I support."

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