OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

OSSTF/FEESO - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation

October 07, 2011 13:22 ET

Education Still a Priority Post Election Says OSSTF

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2011) - Publicly funded education is also the winner in the Ontario provincial election says the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation.

"I want to congratulate Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Liberal party on winning a third term of office," said Ken Coran, President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF). "During the Liberal government's tenure, the Premier and his party have made publicly funded education a top priority and demonstrated respect for those responsible for its delivery. The Liberals' resolve to protect and to further invest in our schools and post-secondary institutions and programs is the key to Ontario's future, and obviously appealed to voters."

"We look forward to working with the government as well as the NDP and Progressive Conservative leaders and members to meet future challenges and to further strengthen Ontario's publicly funded education system – a system highly regarded by the rest of the world. We have had a positive working relationship with all of the parties as we worked to protect and enhance publicly funded education and we look forward to renewing and maintaining those relationships in the future," added Coran.

"We also owe the candidates from all parties who ran for office a debt of gratitude. They exemplify a commitment to public service that needs to be recognized and applauded. Congratulations on your campaigns and your dedication to working to continue to improve our province," concluded Coran.

OSSTF/FEESO, founded in 1919, has 60,000 members across Ontario. They include public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, early childhood educators, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, university support staff, and many others in education.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
    Ken Coran
    416.751.8300 or 1.800.267.7867