Hundreds Of Layoffs Have Been Reported In Ontario This Week & The NDP Is Blaming Ford - 2019-10-29
It has been a rough first couple days back in Queen's Park for Doug Ford as hundreds of layoff loom in the air for both teachers and auto workers in Ontario. According to The Toronto Star, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) recently discovered that an "equivalent of 266 full-time teaching positions have been eliminated" throughout ten different school boards.
City News also reported that the Toronto District School Board had laid off a whopping 124 teachers as a result of Ford's education cuts. The premier had initially promised that no teachers would lose their jobs as a result of his government's plan to save the province money.
The move drew sharp criticism from the NDP who argued that Ford's plan is having a harmful effect on the Ontario educational system.