fr

Ontario
In office
Premier
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
1,199 days in office
Ontario's 42nd Parliament
07 Jun 2018 - Present

The 2018 Ontario general election was held on June 7, 2018 to elect the 124 members of the 42nd Parliament of Ontario.

The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, led by Doug Ford, won a majority government with 76 of the 124 seats in the legislature. The incumbent Liberal government was effectively swept out of Parliament, securing only 7 seats in the legislature and consequently having to surrender official party status.

In partnership with

Promise History

1.04.03 - “[W]ork with our teachers to ensure our kids have the skills they need to succeed”

Partially kept
28-Aug-2020
Justification

In 2019, the Ontario government engaged in public consultations with teachers about improving student performance in STEM subjects and ensuring that students graduate with important life skills (e.g. financial and technical literacy). Teachers across the province, however, later opposed the plans that the government implemented at the conclusion of these consultations. These plans included an increase in class sizes, the expansion of e-learning and a new math curriculum. Given the backlash from teachers, the promise is partially kept.

“Ontario teachers are denouncing what they describe as the botched implementation of the province’s new math curriculum, saying they’ve had little guidance on material they’re expected to teach in just a few weeks. It would be a challenging task in the best of times, they said, but the uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has made it untenable.”

Partially kept
27-Feb-2020
Justification

In 2019, the Ontario government engaged in public consultations with teachers about improving student performance in STEM subjects and ensuring that students graduate with important life skills (e.g. financial and technical literacy). Teachers across the province, however, later opposed the plans that the government implemented at the conclusion of these consultations. These plans included an increase in class sizes, the expansion of e-learning and a new math curriculum. Given that this promise implied collaboration with teachers and government decisions have provoked a backlash from teachers, this promise is partially kept.

“The teachers, who have been without a contract and pursuing job actions (including rotating strikes) since August, argue that the Doug Ford government’s deep, permanent cuts” to the province’s education system are jeopardizing the futures of students and undercutting those who teach them. “Chief among their concerns are increased class sizes, less resources and the replacement of actual secondary school classes with “e-learning” modules. […] More than 72,000 Ontario parents, students, educators and employers weighed in on what the province’s education system should look like back in December of 2018 during what was touted as the largest public consultation on education in the province’s history. […] “Do not increase class sizes’ — and forget about e-learning. Those were two main messages for the Ford government from more than 7,000 public submissions during last year’s education consultations,” wrote The Toronto Star’s Kristin Rushowy in a piece published Friday [Febraury 27th 2020].”

Not yet rated
Started tracking on: 29-Jun-2018

Reference Documents

“This document replaces The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1–8: Mathematics, 1997. Beginning in September 2005, all mathematics programs for Grades 1 to 8 will be based on the expectations outlined in this document.”

Developed in partnership with