Ford insists no job losses, says teachers will 'thank' him come September - 2019-05-22
Premier Doug Ford continued to insist no teachers will lose their jobs ahead of the next school year as several hundred teachers in the GTA sit on surplus lists, and said worried teachers will be phoning him up and thanking him by September.
In a sit-down interview with CP24 Wednesday, Ford said his government will ensure all 3,475 teaching positions his latest budget eliminated will be cut through attrition, dismissing the concerns that abnormally high numbers of teachers were given notices that their jobs are surplus to requirements.
"No teacher is going to lose their job – I've said it 1000 times. I am so excited for September because all these teachers have been calling me promised they would call me back and thank me for making sure they don't lose their job."