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Hampton  vows education funding review Aug 29, 2007 04:30 AM Michael Oliveira Canadian Press Ontario's education funding formula needs to be immediately reviewed, and government spending should be scrutinized every year to ensure schools have their needs met, New Democrat Leader Howard Hampton said yesterday. The Liberal government has said it will wait until 2010 before launching a revie... »

Board questions funding

School board has questions about fundingNorth Bay Nugget (ON)   15 Aug 2007     Jennifer Hamilton-McCharles The chairman of the Near North District School Board spent Tuesday with budget officials and staff crunching numbers and discussing a $2.1-million funding boost the board wasn't anticipating. The area's four school boards will share $3.5 million of a $182-million provi... »

doesn’t go far enough

New funding for public and separate schools Chatham Daily News (ON)   15 Aug 2007    BOB BOUGHNER The Lambton Kent and St. Clair Catholic District School Boards will receive close to $3 million in new funding from the provincial government. It's part of close to $10 million in additional money announced Monday for school boards in Chatham-Kent and Essex County. "It's ve... »

political favour?

Schools get $182M boost The Toronto Sun   15 Aug 2007  BY ANTONELLA ARTUSO, QUEEN'S PARK BUREAU CHIEF A surprise $182-million boost to education spending for the coming school year announced by Premier Dalton McGuinty will pay for more vice-principals, teachers and other pressing school needs. McGuinty said his government is prepared to spend a total of $309 million more over the nex... »

too little to late

Teachers applaud education cash but say there must be moreHamilton Spectator  Wed 15 Aug 2007    Sharon Boase  The Hamilton Spectator Union leaders welcome the province's move to pour an additional $309 million into Ontario's classrooms but say that it's too little, too late. "This has to go across the whole province, to secondary and separate schools,&quo... »

School Boards Funded

August 14, 2007                                                          released to public at 11:11am MCGUINTY GOVERNMENT ST... »

Be wary of proposed vote system, group says

Organization warns that change to election method would give party backroomers too much power Rob Ferguson Queen's Park Bureau The proposed change to the way MPPs are elected in Ontario would give "unprecedented power" to backroom strategists who control political parties, says a new group urging voters to keep the current system in place. Voters should be wary when they vote in the ... »

Tax cuts at root of budget crisis

CAROL GOARThe Toronto Star The first alarm bells went off 12 years ago. But they were faint and distant. In New Jersey, one of the richest states in the U.S., municipal property taxes were rising rapidly. Mayors were complaining bitterly. Governor Christine Todd Whitman was a year into her aggressive tax-slashing program. Her aim was to cut state income taxes by 30 per cent in her first term of of... »

Sounding the Alarm – Budget Commentary

Newsletter, Toronto Education Workers, CUPE June 15, 07 Our Jobs, Pools & Schools Again Under Attack This Monday, June 11th, I circulated an email entitled “Sound the Alarm “ in which I was able to spread some very disturbing (and potentially damaging) information through the extensive e-mail list of Campaign for Public Education. Once again, the Tory / Liberal funding formula has ... »

Coalition backs call for Manners inquest

From cbc.ca Community groups and individuals have joined forces with the family of a Toronto teen fatally shot inside his high school to ramp up pressure on the province to call a coroner's inquest into the boy's death. Jordan Manners, 15, died last month after he was shot in a hallway of C.W. Jefferys C.I. Two 17-year-olds have been charged with first-degree murder. De... »

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