ETFO Submission to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly regarding Bill 13, Supporting People and Businesses Act, 2021
November 19, 2021
On November 16, 2021, ETFO President Karen Brown made a presentation to the Standing Committee on General Government addressing some of the legislative changes being proposed in Bill 13.
In this submission, ETFO focuses on Schedule 8 which introduces amendments to the Education Act, and Schedule 17 which introduces amendments to the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996. It is ETFO’s view that many of the changes introduced in these two schedules are counterproductive and, if adopted, would undermine Ontario’s public education system and the teaching profession. ETFO called on the government to withdraw sections 4 and 5 of Schedule 8, and Schedule 17 in its entirety and begin a real consultation process with education stakeholders on how to best support Ontario’s students and educators