Monday, February 21, 2011

Family Day capital roundup

The post that almost wasn't after I accidentally closed a bunch of browser tabs and panicked, not realizing they'd actually all been saved.
This is what's crossed my desk since the last capital roundup.
  • The Sudbury Star on an approved review of an accommodation review committee related decision by the Rainbow DSB;
  • The Kenora Miner and News on another review of an ARC-related decision;
  • The Minden Times on $3.5 million in capital grants to the Trillium Lakelands DSB;
  • Another $1 million for repairs in the Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk Catholic DSB, in the Simcoe Reformer;
  • The Dunnville Chronicle posts and advancer on a pending ARC decision by trustees in the Grand Erie DSB;
  • Another advancer on a pending ARC decision by trustees in the Simcoe County DSB from the Barrie Examiner; and,
  • CBC Ottawa on school overcrowding in the regional suburb of Kanata.
Apparently, while I was paying attention to something else, the ministry released a bunch of capital grants for the coming year. What a difference from earlier in the government's mandate when these sorts of announcements would be trotted out by local / regional Liberal MPPs to get some mileage out of them.


Anonymous said...

Gee, you'd think there was an election or something this year...

Education Reporter said...

Yeah, which if you follow that line of thought, you'd think the government would do what it did earlier in its first and second mandates-- spread the love and allow local/regional Liberal MPPs to make the good news announcements.

They haven't on this round or the ones last year.


Anonymous said...

I see today that one MPP is going to introduce a private members bill to allow school boards to tax so that they can fix school buildings that need repair.

In Toronto, the board should sell the millions of dollars worth of surplus property to pay for the repairs. Allowing this board to tax again would be a recipe for a spending frenzy.

Anonymous said...

It's all about optics and snagging votes - nothing more. Anon. 9:53 is correct!

Guess it puts a lie to the gov't touting that they have no more money for schools/boards.

I wonder where the MPP raising the PMB thinks municipalities are going to get the cash to fix crumbling schools? Out of their wazoos?

The McGuinty double standard once more at play.