Over 30,000 educators, students and parents gathered at Queen’s Park in Toronto this weekend to protest against proposed changes being made to Ontario’s education system.
The rally was held on Saturday afternoon at the Ontario Legislature. It was organized by members from five different unions and protesters arrived in over 150 buses from across the province.
Michele LaLonge-Davey is the president of CUPE 1238, which represents education workers in The Lambton Kent District School Board. She said when she first heard the Ford Government’s plan to cut public education funding, including increasing class sizes, she immediately felt bad for the impact it would have on students.