Which MPP is most interested on education issues? Liz Sandals by a wide margin, according to our analysis of Hansard. 45% of her speeches over the last two years have mentioned education-related words. This shouldn't be too surprising as she's the Minister of Education but the table below shows the next 14 top MPPs.
We've gone through Hansard over the last two years and counted the number of speeches made by each MPP that contained the words "education", "students", "OSSTF", "ETFO" or "teacher". The table below shows the MPPs ranked by the proportion of their speeches that mentioned these education words.
|MPP Name||Party||Education-Related Speeches||Total Speeches (May 5th 2013-2015)||Proportion of Speeches|
|Hon Liz Sandals||Liberal||189||419||0.4511|
|Harinder S. Takhar||Liberal||5||15||0.3333|
|Jennifer K. French||NDP||33||131||0.2519|
|Hon Reza Moridi||Liberal||24||114||0.2105|
Liz Sandals (Liberal) has not only the highest number of speeches that mention education words but also the highest proportion. This makes her the most education-focussed MPP in our books.