Doug Ford says his government is spending '$1.2B more' on education. We check his math - 2020-02-21

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F182.png Doug Ford says his government is spending '$1.2B more' on education. We check his math February 21, 2020, Mike Crawley, CBC News

Ontario Premier Doug Ford's oft-repeated statement that his government is spending $1.2 billion more on education this year than last year doesn't stand up to scrutiny.

The spending claim is in the spotlight as a province-wide strike by four teachers' unions puts some two million Ontario students out of class on Friday.

"We've increased education by $1.2 billion," Ford said in question period on Wednesday. "I know math is not the NDP's strength, or the Liberals', but it's $1.2 billion more than any government in the history of Ontario."

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{{cite news | first = Mike | last = Crawley | title = Doug Ford says his government is spending '$1.2B more' on education. We check his math | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-teachers-strike-education-funding-increase-cuts-1.5462332 | work = CBC News | date = February 21, 2020 | accessdate = February 21, 2020 }}