NDP promises $60M a year to renovate aging Ontario schools

May 17, 2014

CP24

Schools threatened with closure due to dropping enrollment should be saved and upgraded for community use. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath promises $60 million annually to maintain and renovate schools so they could continue to operate, while allowing non-profit and community groups to take advantage of unused space. The Liberals have not yet released an education policy and the Tories have vowed to eliminate 9,700 "non-teaching positions," increase class sizes -- which could mean laying off teachers -- and reduce the number of early childhood educators in full-day kindergarten classes. 

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