[I]n taking opposite positions on the issue, both the Liberals and the Conservatives believe [the school funding issue] will play to their advantage in the Oct. 10 election.
No, the Liberals are not taking the opposite position on the issue.
The opposite position would be to cease all funding for all faith-based public schools. The Tory position is to equally fund all faith-based public schools.
The Ontario Liberals have, however, taken the position that earned Ontario two United Nations condemnations for discrimination.