The Progressive Conservative MPP for Huron-Bruce is calling out the Wynne government on how the school accommodation review process is being handled in the riding and across the province.
Using the Green Energy Act as an example, Lisa Thompson characterizes the Liberals’ approach to school consolidations and closures as another way of negatively targeting rural Ontario.
Accommodation reviews have resulted in closures and consolidations of mainly rural schools over the past decade, based on declining enrolment.
The Education Ministry funds school boards based on student populations.
She challenged the Premier in the Legislature Monday to call a moratorium on school closures, and change the policy guidelines.