Dalton McGuinty attacks faith-based schools

    TORONTO, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - In new television and print ads launched today,
Dalton McGuinty says that "we're all in this together." But he's willing to
shut 53,000 Ontario students out of Ontario's public education system.
    The man who, in 2001 said, "there's an issue of unfairness there that
will have to be addressed" (Ottawa Citizen, June 1, 2001) today says it's a
    The man who, in 1999 said, "I'm not ideologically opposed" to providing
funding to faith-based schools (Toronto Star, May 22, 1999) today says it will
lead to kids becoming "sequestered and segregated" (Windsor Star, August 23,
    The man who, in 2001 said, "If that is a right recognized for the
Catholics, ultimately I don't see why it couldn't be a right recognized for
the others" (Ottawa Citizen, June 1, 2001) today says "I think that's
regressive. I think that takes us backwards" (CBC.ca, August 24, 2007).
    John Tory's plan to expand the public education system is a question of
equality. John Tory's plan will integrate Ontario's increasingly diverse
student population into the mainstream of our province more effectively and
will ensure that, with public funding, comes public accountability including:
requirements to teach to Ontario curriculum, standardized testing, routine
inspections, and appropriate teacher credentialing
    In addition, a John Tory government will invest at least $2.44 billion
more in public education.

    Leadership Matters.

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