The provincial election campaign has been underway for several days.
The 3 big parties have their buses painted up, megaphones charged and are criss crossing the province.
Yesterday, with barely a whimper, the Green Party just kicked off their campaign taking a little more time to assemble due to lack of resources.
However their first day of campaigning got more attention than all 3 main political parties’ platforms have gained over several days.
Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner said at Queen’s Park his party would save money by merging all Ontario’s school boards into one single system.
Setting out his Green party’s platform he identified “jobs, kids and the environment” as the three main priorities.
He says combining the public and Catholic school boards into one single French and English system would save $1.2 to $1.6 billion every year by cutting out duplicated administration, busing and buildings.
He says the school system is long overdue for an overhaul and the move would address human rights concerns and allow more money to be invested in classrooms.
Wow who wold have ‘thunk’ such a progressive common sense suggestion would come from the Green Party?
Who would have thought they could upstage the usual players in this dog and pony show?
It’s unfortunate a fringe candidate who has a slim chance of ever getting elected has had the first good idea.
Perhaps the old stalwarts could take a page from the Green’s common sense approach.
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