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How to break Ontario's monopoly on education

"Ms. Wynne might take her cue from former Ontario finance minister Jim Flaherty"

On Wednesday, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced her intention to table back-to-work legislation to allow 70,000 students across Ontario to return to school. This follows a predictable pattern—teachers strike, parents and students suffer, and then the government intercedes without addressing the root issues. According to the Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights, Ontario is now the national leader in forcing striking workers back to work with legislation. Each time this happens students miss school, teachers miss work, and parents are left wondering what, exactly, their tax dollars buy them. Clearly something is wrong.

Read the rest of Van Pelt's opinion piece at the Globe and Mail website.

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