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Manitoba NDP Pledge More Money for Schools

March 18, 2016 12:08 PM | News

By Sarah Klein

Greg Selinger

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Manitoba’s NDP would fuel more money into the province’s schools if re-elected on April 19.

Leader Greg Selinger said Friday his party would invest $50 million in creating safer schools with modern technology, $30 million for shop classes, $20 million for science labs and $25 million for child care.

“Parents want their children to learn in the best environment, on the best equipment, so they’re prepared for the jobs of tomorrow,” Selinger said. “The NDP’s targeted investments will make sure Manitoba schools can offer cutting-edge programing in new classrooms, state-of-the-art shops facilities, better gyms and modern science labs.”

Selinger added the NDP would continue to invest at or above the rate of economic growth annually into public schools.