Standing up for Students and Teachers

June 14, 2019

On the doorsteps, I have heard from many constituents who are frustrated by the changes being made to our education system by the Premier and his Conservative provincial government.

As a grandparent of three grandkids, one of whom will soon enter the school system, I share these pressing concerns.

Doug Ford and Conservartive politicians continue to make reckless cuts that are impacting our kids.  The federal government can, and must, play a role supporting young Canadians - from kindergarten to grade 12 and beyond as well as the teachers, ECE's and staff working day in and day out.

Real Change - EducationThat is exactly what the Liberal Federal Government has done.

  • In 2016, we introduced a new refundable tax credit so teachers get support for school supplies purchased out of pocket.
  • While Doug Ford cuts STEM courses, we’ve partnered with non-profits that work directly with schools to teach coding and digital literacy skills. 
    • Through the CANCode program, over one million kids have learned how to code including 7839 Guelph students. 
  • In the 2019 budget, we announced the governments’ plan to work with the provinces and territories to create a national school breakfast program.  

These are just three examples of how our Liberal government has found creative solutions to support students, teachers and our education system.

With your support, I will continue to be a strong defender of our public schools.