Protect the Science Centre and Science Centre Workers

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Therefore we, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to enact the following measures:

(1) Immediately invest in repairing the current Ontario Science facility where it is currently located while minimizing closures where possible

(2) Hold and respect community consultations about the Ontario Science Centre's future

(3) Ensure no Ontario Science Centre workers are laid off as a result of repairs and closures

(4) Stop plans to move the Science Centre from Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon; and stop plans to convert Ontario Place into a spa.


Whereas, the Conservatives' ‘business case’ shows that the one-time cost of relocating the Ontario Science Centre to Ontario Place would be twice the cost of completing the necessary repairs at the current site.

Whereas, moving the Science Centre will take a vital public institution away from Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park simply to justify Ford's vanity mega-spa project.

Whereas, Ford promised that no workers would be laid off during his terms as Premier yet numerous Ontario Science Centre employees have received layoff notices as a result of the abrupt closure.

Whereas, low income kids across the GTHA and especially in the East End deserve access to a high quality science education.

Whereas, communities have not been consulted about Ford's half-baked scheme.Whereas, the Conservatives’ ‘business case’ has been called “all spin,” “bunk,” “torqued and twisted to serve the government’s desired result,” and has been identified as having “clear problems with the province’s math."