TORONTO, Ont. – Premier Designate Kathleen Wynne met Friday with the Ontario Public School Board’s Association to mend fences and ease tensions.
Wynne gave a speech to the board members promising to change the tone between teachers, school boards and the government.
“I’m going to ensure that we can move forward collaboratively,” Wynne said.
“I want to work with you. It’s going to take time, it’s going to take commitment. And it’s going to take some perseverance from everyone involved, but it will result in a better path for us all going forward.”
Wynne explains that the rising tensions between the province and it’s teachers over Bill 115 will subside with her past experience.
“You knew my priorities as a mom and a trustee and some of you I have known long before I got into electoral politics,” Wynne explained. “You know how I function as Minister of Education. You knew my priorities then, those priorities have not changed.”
Wynne drew applause when she said she believed in the power of publicly funded education.
Kathleen Wynne will officially be sworn in as Premier of Ontario on February 11.