QUEENS PARK – POLITICS – Today, Doug Ford’s transition team announced their intention to extend the Education Development Charge by-law for the Halton District School Board, the Halton Catholic District School Board, and the Toronto Catholic District School Board until a new one can be approved and be brought into place.
“We have signaled to the Ministry of Education our intention to extend the Education Development Charge by-law that was in place for the Halton District School Board, the Halton Catholic District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board until a new one can be negotiated and approved. Unfortunately, the previous Liberal Government’s mismanagement of this file has led to a situation where this extension is necessary. We have every intention of working in concert with our school boards to ensure that they receive the funding required to provide important services to our communities. This will be a top priority for the incoming Minister of Education. This extension will remain in place until a new agreement is reached, however, we remain hopeful that new parameters for a by-law will be negotiated in the coming weeks so that these school boards can move forward with clarity and certainty in the years ahead.”