Premier Dalton McGuinty was in town this morning speaking about teacher wage freezes.

      This is the second time in a week the premier has sat down with a local family to chat about his new bill.

      If the bill is passed, teacher wages will be frozen for the next two years, saving the province $473 million dollars in pay hikes and help curb the province’s $15 billion dollar deficit.

      McGuinty’s bill has labour groups and teachers angry but they won’t be the only ones. He said today that he is setting his sights on other public sectors to cut down on the province’s deficit.

      “We’ve got to take a look at the broader public sector, but I’m making it clear that we’re coming.”

      With the Progressive Conservative Party backing the Liberals, McGuinty’s new bill will most likely become law.


      Casey.MacDonald@rci.rogers.com