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Education Minister Liz Sandals has said the key elements such as salary, are similar to those in agreements previously reached with the province’s English Catholic and public school teachers.

Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press

Ontario's 78,000 elementary school teachers have ratified their new contract with the provincial government.

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario says 86 per cent of its members voted in favour of the deal.

Voting ended at midnight on a tentative agreement reached Nov. 2.

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Education Minister Liz Sandals has said the key elements such as salary, are similar to those in agreements previously reached with the province's English Catholic and public school teachers.

Those deals included raises of 1.5 per cent plus another one-per-cent bonus.

And, like those deals, Sandals has said those new agreements are net zero, meaning any salary increases are offset by savings elsewhere.

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