In 1997 the Mike Harris government introduced amalgamated school boards in Ontario, which were heralded to bring about an improved educational system, and one that would be much more cost effective.
Let’s do a reality check of the educational system in 2010. Where are these huge savings for the taxpayers that were touted? Despite having declining enrolment across the province taxpayers are still paying more for education, and not one piece of evidence has emerged to show the ‘huge’ savings from amalgamation. So will the Ministry of Education produce a report that shows these alleged savings? The taxpayers are not aware of any such savings or even if such a report exists.