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Robyn Urback: Ontario magically finds money for teacher raises, but won’t say where it got the dough #elxn42

Great news, teachers! You’re getting a raise. Why? Well, I suppose it’s because Ontario’s Liberal government recognizes all of the hard work that you do. Certainly, that’s it. Also, apropos of nothing, have you heard that Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has promised teachers a new tax credit of up to $1000 spent on out-of-pocket expenses? Has Stephen Harper — or Tom Mulcair, for that matter — offered anything remotely comparable? No? Oh, well; enjoy your raise, courtesy Ontario’s Liberal government.

  • tom_billesley

    Borrowed it from Iran?

  • Frances

    Why do teachers need a tax credit that no other employees get? Let the school boards hand out T2200’s, and let the teachers who DO spend money on classroom supplies (not all do) get the line 229 deduction.

    • Clausewitz

      We don’t. This is pure bullshit on behalf of the Liberals.

    • There are some teachers who DO use their own resources.

      But these teachers also care about their students, so….

  • Waffle

    Yawn. . . just another day of vote-buying in Ontariowe.

    BTW, even pictures of that dreadful woman (that is a woman, right?) scare the sh*** out of me. I think he/she/it now has the position of Kathleen’s personal pit bull. Is it’s middle name Cerberus?

  • Petey the First

    Total corruption. Everyone knows in their gut that the government, at every level, has lost almost complete legitimacy. They are locusts, nothing more.

    • WalterBannon

      I am looking forward to the day when this corrupt ponzi scheme masquerading as legitimate government finally crashes down and people rise up in armed insurrection to start lynching politicians and govt employees

  • ontario john

    Trudeau giving out tax credits to teachers. Yes teachers need more benefits. But then when French citizen Mulcair becomes PM, the whole treasury will be turned over to the unions.

    • mauser 98

      imagine if Stevie were dual US citizen?

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  • Surele Surele

    Budgets balance themselves.

  • mauser 98

    where from?
    new 1.9% Premier Strapon Retirement Fund … retirement for teachers not you