TDSB TAKES A HIT FROM FORD TORIES ON SCHOOL REPAIRS

Jul 10, 2018

By Andy Johnson

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The Toronto District School Board is less than pleased with the Doug Ford Tories cutting a $100-million fund earmarked for school repairs.

It means the TDSB will take a $21 million hit to its repair budget which already has a $4-billion backlog.

Board Chair Robin Pilkey says they don’t have money to replace that lost funding and she’d like confirmation from Queen’s Park what if anything the Ford Tories are planning to do about funding.

The money was designed to make the schools more energy efficient and was to have come from the proceeds of the cap and trade system which Ford canceled as one of his first acts in office.

Ontario currently has a backlog of some $15 billion worth of repairs needed to the provinces nearly 5,000 publicly funded schools.

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