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JUST THE FACTS | NDP claim on school spending FALSE

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In the last election, United Conservatives promised to maintain record levels of education spending, with no overall cuts to spending.

And that’s just what we did before the COVID-19 crisis hit.

Nevertheless, the NDP claim that the education system has seen massive cuts and widespread layoffs.

Here are the facts:

  • Our education system had no cuts in spending year over year, just as promised
  • To help support our schools to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, the education system received a $276 million injection of cash from Alberta’s United Conservative government
    • That doesn’t include access to increased capital funds
    • That doesn’t include the $262 million in funding from the federal government that was distributed to school boards
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