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Bill Walker MPP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound

Bill Walker MPP

Media Release:

February 7, 2018

Statement from MPP Bill Walker regarding funding for the Paisley School

“This investment is good news for the local community who battled hard to save Paisley Central School from closure. Just as was the case with the Markdale school announcement from a few days ago, today’s funding announcement is our community’s victory in ensuring the interests of students are put first, and the sustainability of our rural communities is possible.

My biggest concern remains that this fight is not over, and so I will continue to voice the need for economic impacts to be considered in the decision-making before schools are closed. The current government has to review the approval process for school closures because we need to look at what's actually best for students and for the health and sustainability of a community, not for the Liberal government’s budget. They need to include community impact in any future reviews and change the funding formula, as they have promised to do in the previous two elections.”

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