Education

Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader, Gets Results For Children With Autism And Their Families

ST. THOMAS, ON - Patrick Brown, Ontario PC Leader, today met with families of children with autism in St. Thomas who thanked him for the work he has done to improve services for children with autism.

“Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals were ready to abandon Ontario’s children with autism and their families,” Brown said of the Liberal Government’s 2016 decision to reduce funding for autistic services and restrict IBI treatment to children under the age of 5.

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Statement from Ontario PC Leader and PC Education Critic Patrick Brown on the government’s announcement about northern and rural Ontario schools at risk of closure

“The Ontario PCs are proud to have led the charge against the government’s arbitrary and cold-hearted school closures. But today’s announcement does nothing for schools in cities throughout the province that remain on the chopping block, including schools that service students with special needs and schools that are operating at nearly 100 per cent capacity.

“Today’s announcement doesn’t change the fact that the Wynne Liberals have tried to make up for years of Liberal mismanagement on the backs of local schools and students. This government’s legacy is more schools closed than any other government in our province’s history. Since 2004 the Liberals have closed over 700 schools.

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Remarks to ETFO Reception

When I became Ontario PC Leader, I assumed the role of Ontario PC Education Critic because I learned from my family at an early age the dedication and hard work that goes into teaching. My mother was a teacher, and then a school principal. And as a child, I often witnessed my mother’s endless hours of marking and prepping for her classes.

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Opposition Day Motion on calling for a moratorium on school closures

I am proud to speak today on behalf of the Ontario PC Party’s opposition day motion. This motion calls on the Liberal government to immediately issue a moratorium on school closures and launch an immediate review of the flawed Pupil Accommodation Review Guidelines that determine the fate of our local schools.

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Patrick Brown calls for an end to unfair Wynne Liberal school closures

QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown called on the Liberal Government to immediately issue a moratorium on school closures and an immediate review of the flawed Pupil Accommodation Review Guideline that determines school closures.

“School closures have a devastating impact on our communities,” said Brown. “And for students it can mean more time on a bus, and less time for a part-time job or extra-curriculars.”

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Save Our Schools Press Conference Remarks

I’m here today with a number of concerned parents, students and community leaders to call on the Liberal Government to Save Our Schools. School closures have a devastating impact on our communities. We are demanding the Wynne Liberal issue an immediate moratorium on school closures.

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