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Local residents to rally at Queen’s Park Monday for school closures moratorium

A “tsunami of school closures” is sweeping across Ontario and it seems nothing can stand in its way, says a spokesperson for a group that tried unsuccessfully to save OSCVI in Owen Sound.

“People can’t be heard, communities can’t be heard and not even municipal governments have a voice at the table anymore,” Judy Keeling said Thursday in an interview.

The fight to turn the tide, she said, must go to the Ontario Legislature.

The Save OSCVI group is organizing a bus trip to Queen’s Park so Grey-Bruce residents can attend a rally Nov. 21 organized by the Ontario Alliance Against School Closures.

The recently formed group will be demanding the province slap a moratorium on further school closures and rewrite provincial pupil accommodation review guidelines, which they say stifle public consultation and has created a fast-track for school closures.

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