Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty was in Waterloo today talking about the “Putting Students First Act” which was tabled this morning.

     McGuinty was joined by a local family as he discussed the new legislation.

     If the bill is passed, teachers wages will be frozen over the next two years, saving the province $473 million dollars in salary increases.

     McGuinty told the media today that this bill, if passed, will bring balance to the province.

     “I think we are where we need to be. It meets the need of tax payers, by saving over $2 billion dollars, it meets the need of students, and it builds on a solid working relationship that we have had with our teachers for over the past nine years.”

     The Liberals have been working with the Conservative Party to pass this bill and to get teachers in the classroom for the start of the school year.


     Casey.MacDonald@rci.rogers.com