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Episode 8: Education

Listen to episode 8 here.


Kate interviews two teachers to get a sense of the strengths and limitations of our education system and what the three provincial parties are offering in terms of education policy in the upcoming election.



  • promised to reshape 2015 sex ed reforms with greater parental input
  • pledged reshape Ontario’s math curriculum
  • stated their government would tie university funding to free speech


  • OSAP reforms have given 225,000 students free post-secondary tuition in 2018
  • pledged $16 billion in capital grants over 10 years to fund schools
  • promised $250 million in new funding over three years to eliminate waitlists for special education
  • committed to hire 450 new guidance counsellors for grade 7 and 8 students
  • dedicated $170 million over three years in Ontario Apprenticeship Strategy


  • committed to capping Kindergarten class sizes at 26 students
  • pledged to invest $16 billion to repair existing schools
  • pledged to ensure schools teach inclusive history
  • promised a moratorium on school closures
  • promised to end EQAO testing
  • pledged to turn post-secondary OSAP loans into non-repayable grants
  • pledged to foster 27,000 paid work-integrated co-ops and internship placements
  • committed creating a Franco-Ontarian University

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