“Given that curling rinks and hockey arenas receive federal infrastructure money, how much will the government be prepared to invest in repairing and rebuilding Canadian public schools, a critical element of our country’s social infrastructure?”
Our Federal government has not traditionally provided any funding for public schools. However, this doesn’t make it right! There are 5-million children who attend Canadian public schools and many more who attend childcare programs in these same buildings. They all deserve safe, well-maintained buildings. Federal infrastructure money could help.
CPE is an assembly for exchange, coordination and advocacy composed of Toronto community groups and organizations campaigning to rebuild our publicly funded education system.
We welcome groups representing parents, ethno-racial communities, students, adult learners, teachers, education workers, school trustees, city councilors, neighbourhoods, early childhood educators, social planners and academic researchers. CPE insists that the necessary resources be allocated from our public taxes to support the lifelong needs of all learners.