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Thomas L Wells Public School

School History

Thomas Leonard (Tom) Wells (1930 - 2000) was a politician who served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1963 to 1985. As the Minister of Health in 1969, Wells was responsible for introducing Medicare to the province. In 1972, he was promoted to Minister of Education. Shortly after his appointment, Wells permitted Ontario students to watch the final game of the 1972 "Summit Series" ice hockey tournament between Canada and the Soviet Union from their classrooms.