Statement on the Student Choice Initiative Court Decision

Nov 22, 19

Ford has lost in court - again.

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Steven Del Duca released the following statement;

Once again, Doug Ford’s agenda has been struck down by the courts – costing Ontarians hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal bills.

Doug Ford was never interested in lowering tuition costs for students, he only wanted to punish student unions. His attempt to do that has now failed.

The Ford government continues to spend more while delivering less. Students will have to pay more to attend post-secondary education under the Ford government. That is, if they can even afford to go.

The PC approach to education is cruel. They don’t believe in accessible public education. They are attempting to balance the budget on the backs of students and families. It is wrong.

For months I have been calling on Doug Ford to reverse his OSAP cuts so that students can access education without a lifetime of debt.

Today’s decision by the Divisional Court of Ontario is a victory for students across Ontario. I am committed to ensuring an even greater victory in 2022 when we defeat Doug Ford at the ballot box.