The Canadian Press
TORONTO–A union representing Ontario’s elementary school teachers has endorsed the New Democrats ahead of the spring election.
The Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario made the announcement at a meeting earlier today.
ETFO president Sam Hammond said the party earned the endorsement because of its commitment to publicly-funded education.
NDP leader Andrea Horwath has promised to end standardized testing of students if elected–something the teachers’ union supports.
Teachers have had a strained relationship with the governing Liberals for years following a bitter contract dispute with former premier Dalton McGuinty in 2012.
Ontario’s spring election will be held on June 7.