TORONTO, June 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) welcomes the Honourable Stephen Lecce to the role of Minister of Education. 

Caring for Ontario’s young people and preparing them for the future is an incredible responsibility that requires the support and participation of the entire education community. We hope Minister Lecce will be open to listening to the perspectives of teachers, students, and other education experts to learn how our schools work and ensure the government is making the proper investments in Ontario’s long-term health and prosperity. 

We also look forward to engaging in a respectful, productive collective bargaining process, with the shared goal of reaching a fair collective agreement that promotes positive working and learning conditions for all teachers and students.       

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OECTA represents the 45,000 passionate and qualified teachers in Ontario’s publicly funded English Catholic schools, from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Michelle Despault, Director of Communications
Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association
416-925-2493 x 509