CALGARY, AB (October 6, 2015): Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann expressed his frustration this morning that over 100 promised school openings will be delayed because of PC mismanagement and added that these projects must now be a top priority for the NDP.
“To the detriment of Alberta parents and children, we have now confirmed what most in the province already knew: that the PC promises on school construction were pure fantasy,” says Swann. “At a time when enrollment continues to grow, ands school costs and fees continue to rise, Alberta parents are now being asked to put up with overcrowded schools and long school bus rides for even longer.”
While Swann agreed that blame for these delays lies with the previous PC regime, he added that the desperate need for new and modernized schools is now the sole responsibility of the new government.
“This is now the NDP’s mess to cleanup,” says Swann. “These schools are the top infrastructure need for Alberta families and it is the NDP’s responsibility to ensure they get fully built, fully staffed, and fully operational. Albertans can be assured that I will be asking this government for full transparency and regular updates on these projects.”