Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement:
“I’m happy to learn that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario has suspended their advice to members regarding voluntary extracurricular activities. I hope that elementary school students, teachers and support staff across the province will once again enjoy the activities and programs that mean so much to them.”
“Today’s news is a great indication of the hard work all parties are putting into the repair of this valued relationship,” the premier continued. “It shows our willingness to work together, to listen to one another’s concerns, and to find common ground on which we can rebuild a foundation of trust and create an effective process going forward.”
“Our government has immense respect for the educators of this province and we recognize the important role they play in our children’s lives and in communities across Ontario,” Premier Wynne said.
“Of course, we have been clear that this issue needs to be addressed within Ontario’s existing fiscal framework. But I am confident that our government’s commitment to fairness, consistency and respect in our conversations with ETFO and all our partners will continue to result in real work being done for the people of Ontario.”