Premier Dalton McGuinty is telling school boards and get deals done with teachers.

McGunity was in Waterloo Friday morning to tour Abraham Erb Public School in Waterloo.

Two full-day kindergarten classes will begin there this fall. The province says it has put over $860,000 towards the project.

McGuinty is still threatening legislation if contracts can’t be reached, but he would not detail the legislation when asked by reporters.

He pointed to the example of the Toronto District Catholic School Board. “Don’t tell me it can’t be done? The Toronto District Catholic School Board, one of the biggest in the country…got it done…so I know we can get it done in this community as in other communities around the province.” said McGuinty.

Kitchener-Waterloo NDP candidate Catherine Fife was also in attendance for today’s tour.

She thinks there has been a communication breakdown and the province has been dead set on moving forward with legislation.

Conservative Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris adds they are in the 11th hour and there is really no sign school boards and unions are coming together.

Newly nominated Liberal candidate Eric Davis was not at the morning event. The premier says they didn’t want to mix government and politics.

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