Letter to the Editor

Province is neglecting kids on burke mountain – Oct. 17, 2014  Tri Cities Now

Re: “Parents band together to get bus,” Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Once again the BC Liberal government has shown that they do not have the best interests of students at heart.

Instead of following through on their promise to build schools in the Burke Mountain area, this government has forced parents to band together to fund their own private transportation to take their children to schools that are not within walking distance.  While I applaud the initiative of parents, and commend Wesbild for donating funds to subsidize the plan, ultimately it is the responsibility of the government to ensure that students have access to public education within their neighbourhoods.

Burke Mountain is growing at a rate that will ensure that even once the schools that are slated to be built are finally ready to open their doors they will already be at capacity. This government needs to step up and move forward with providing accessible education to families now.

Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA Selina Robinson


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