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Hudak’s plan for education doesn’t add up

JAMES GORDON
Ottawa Citizen
May 16 2014

Given how much of Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak’s platform relies on fuzzy math from a far right-wing economist, perhaps it isn’t all that surprising that funding education ranks so low on his list of priorities.

Still, it’s disappointing our children will be the ones who pay the price for a cash windfall that corporations can expect under a new Tory premier.

Here, the corporate tax rate would drop from 11.5 per cent (already third-lowest in Canada) to eight per cent. Meanwhile, class sizes would go up, and a yet-unknown number of teachers and early childhood educators would be out of work — teachers’ unions have suggested 19,000 education positions would be slashed.

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