September 27th, 2016

Alberta Party: Gordon Dirks conveniently forgets his role in overpriced CBE headquarters


By Lethbridge Herald on April 24, 2015.

Greg Clark questioned why Dirks seems to have conveniently forgotten his role in championing the overpriced CBE.
“On the campaign trail in Calgary-Elbow, Education Minister Dirks has been busy attacking the CBE for its ‘large headquarters budget’, however, he seems to have conveniently forgotten that he championed the overpriced lease deal when he was school trustee back in 2008,” said Clark.
“As a result of Dirks spearheading the CBE headquarter deal, taxpayers are stuck with it until the 2028, when the lease expires. Now, rather than taking responsibility for his mistake, Dirks is making parents pay by increasing class sizesl.”
The Alberta Party has a better way. We would:
Reverse the PCs’ cuts to education and guarantee per-student funding to match population growth and inflation.
Invest in new schools to keep pace with Alberta’s population growth.
Phase out school fees.
Reduce taxpayer subsidies to private schools that do not serve the public interest.
Read the full story at greg-clark.ca/dirks_championed_pricey_cbe_hq
Read our full education policy at greg-clark.ca/better_education

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