Monthly Archives: September 2013

When schools are open, and welcoming…

It’s interesting to read this press release from our PQ government from just last week, recognizing that when schools are perceived to be more open and welcoming, parents get more involved.

And when parents are more involved in their children’s education, their children end up being better students.

How is this new proposed “Charter of Values” going to affect the openness and the welcoming atmosphere of our schools? I don’t see how it can help, but I *do* see how it will hurt.

Truly,

Steve

 

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Just to be clear…

… Mme Marois is actually responding to the fairly aggressive demands of both the French & English school board associations to meet, as quickly as possible.

http://communiques.gouv.qc.ca/gouvqc/communiques/GPQF/Septembre2013/11/c6400.html

She is under a lot of pressure to speak the truth about these tax increases.  Let’s see what she comes out with after this meeting.

NOT ONE PENNY MORE TO SCHOOLS OR SCHOOL BOARDS.  Just more tax to the Quebec government – that’s what this school tax increase is delivering.

Truly,

Steve

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A meeting with Pauline Marois about school taxes

Apparently, Pauline Marois is interested in calling a little meeting for Quebec’s school boards and herself.

Video & story here.

There is nothing I would like more, but sadly, there is likely only vapour behind her hypocritical “tough talk”.  Mme Marois somehow has the gall to suggest that School Board’s have done something wrong, in instituting the forced tax increases that she herself has put in motion.

«Je suis tellement mécontente de la façon dont ont travaillé les commissions scolaires, on a un petit rendez-vous elles et moi et on va avoir une petite discussion sur cette question. Les citoyens ont raison d’être mécontents», a fustigé la première ministre.

There is ONE REASON school boards have raised taxes this year. Because the PQ Government forced us to.  PERIOD.  We are simply the tax collector here for Mme Marois’ Government. Not ONE additional penny is going to the School Board or to our schools. For her to suggest anything else is simply tripe.

Well done, Mme Marois. I didn’t think I could hold this Government in any more contempt. You managed to eke some more out of me.

Truly,

Steve

 

 

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