Monique Gagnon-Tremblay is quoted in the Gazette today as saying that she expects to reduce the typical annual increase in our budget spending to 3.2%.
Ok – we have to reign in spending. It’s agreed. But let’s do so with a good hard look at the long term. Let’s look at where we spend money; let’s look at where we invest money.
Investing in education is not “spending”. It’s investing. With a fantastic return. Are we spending our education money in all the right places? Well, I think there is still work to be done there. So let’s do that work. But at the same time, let’s make sure that we continue to invest in a guaranteed return: an educated society is a more productive society, in every way.