Ford government plans to reduce teaching positions in Ontario

The Ford government’s plan to reduce teaching positions in Ontario will have widespread effects on the education system, the provincial teachers union says.

According to the four-year plan, by 2022, Ontario’s education system will have nearly 3,500 fewer teachers.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Education said the losses will be as a result of attrition and voluntary packages. The total anticipated savings for those positions being phased out is said to be $851 million, though it’s not clear how that number breaks down.

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