Alberta Liberals announce plan to improve the classroom environment for students and teachers

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan pledges to reduce class sizes and boost support for true inclusive education.

Khan stated, “An Alberta Liberal Government will scrap class size guidelines in favour of class size caps. We will match this new policy with a necessary boost in funding. Students cannot learn when they are jammed in with 40 other students. Teachers struggle to meet students’ needs under these difficult conditions. We will change that to improve outcomes for both students and teachers.

“The NDP Government failed to reduce classroom size and meet class size guidelines over the past 4 years. The UCP will cut spending and make this difficult learning situation even worse for students and teachers. Class size guidelines have failed Alberta’s students and teachers for two decades.This is an intergenerational problem. It must stop.

“Our plan would see class size caps phased in over time by first targeting grades K-3 where class size reductions are the most effective. We would also introduce new accountability mechanisms to ensure funding meets the reduction goals.”

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Alberta Liberals demand the resignation of Caylan Ford, UCP candidate in Calgary-Mountain View

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan demands the immediate resignation of Caylan Ford, UCP Candidate in Calgary-Mountain View.

Khan stated, “Caylan Ford’s comments are abhorrent. Her support of white supremacist values will sicken decent people across this province. These are not the values of Albertans. These are not the values of the people in Calgary-Mountain View. She is not fit to run as an MLA. UCP Leader Jason Kenney should remove her immediately as his candidate.

“Alberta Liberals stand for a tolerant, inclusive and diverse Alberta. More importantly, we will never stand by and allow racism and hatred to flourish under the phoney guise of discussing political issues. Alberta Liberals will fight against all evil ideology.

“Fifty people were murdered in cold blood by a hateful terrorist in New Zealand just days ago. We stand with victims of racism and hate. We ask Jason Kenney to stand with us and remove Caylan Ford, his hand-picked UCP candidate in Calgary-Mountain View. That is the right decision. He knows it. We know it. Albertans know it.”

 


Alberta Liberals’ Priorities for Spring Session

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan and MLA David Swann issue their priorities for the 2019 Spring Legislative Session.

Khan stated, “The Alberta Liberals priority issues will be improving public healthcare, the TMX Pipeline, boosting education and an immediate ban on conversion therapy. We will hold the NDP Government to account for failing to deliver on its progressive promises. We will also battle against the UCP efforts to push the legislative agenda towards their 1950s social conservative vision of Alberta.”

Swann stated, “We must preserve public healthcare. We will hold the NDP Government to account with its Bill 1 for failing to reduce wait times, not providing sufficient mental health resources, and limiting access in Central Alberta.”

Khan added, “Alberta Liberals will also fight against any and all efforts to privatize this vital service for Albertans. The UCP are prepared to cut healthcare funding and boost the fee-for-service model. All Albertans deserve affordable and accessible public health care.

 

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