Ford Government Says It Spends 'More on Education' Than Any Government in Ontario's History. That Claim is False. - 2019-11-27
"I want to be clear to the Legislature that this government, under the leadership of this Premier, is spending more on public education than any government in the history of Ontario. Those are the facts."
Lecce's talking point builds on other PC talking points claiming Ford's government has not cut education, but instead increased spending on education.
PC MPP Robin Martin made that claim on May 15 and by former Education Minister Lisa Thompson on October 29. The line was also used by Premier Ford himself on November 6, and again by Ford as recently as November 21.
Each of these claims is easily contradicted by data from the Ministry of Education.