Canadian Teachers’ Federation welcomes election of teacher colleague Justin Trudeau

October 20, 2015

Ottawa – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) extends its sincere congratulations to the new federal government as well as to all Members of Parliament who were successful in their bid for election on Oct. 19.

“We welcome the opportunity to work with the new government as well as with all other parties in a spirit of cooperation and respect,” says CTF President Heather Smith.

“The focus of our advocacy on behalf of over 200,000 teachers is for increased mental health services for children and youth and for the elimination of child poverty. All children deserve the opportunity to benefit equally from Canada’s exemplary school system. We sincerely hope to make progress and see changes implemented as promised by the new federal government in its election platform,” concludes Smith.

Visit http://vox.ctf-fce to view the CTF asks and political party responses related to improving access to child and youth mental health resources as well as for the elimination of child poverty.

Founded in 1920, CTF is a national alliance of Member organizations representing nearly 200,000 teachers across Canada. CTF is also a member of Education International (@eduint) which represents 30 million educators around the world. Follow CTF on Twitter: @CanTeachersFed and @EnseigneCanada.

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Heather Smith, President

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Francine Filion, Director of Communications, 613-688-4314