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Stop holding our kids hostage

This one is originally from June 2019, but got left in the vault.

Re: More layoffs, program cuts expected as HDSB finalizing budget (Burlington Post, 6 June): Firstly, regarding the proposal to cut the 30-year old Bronte Creek Project, given this program used to attract upwards of 60 to 80 students a year and it now attracts an average of 15 students, it would appear to be a prime candidate for elimination.

Secondly, in light of the recent scandal with the Toronto District School Board being caught proposing to purchase $1500 cell phones for administrators, a contract that was cancelled due to the publicity, I don’t want to hear any school board across this province, including the HDSB, complaining that students are going to suffer due to cuts made by the provincial government until they have presented independently verified reports certifying that administrators aren’t living high-off-the-hog while classroom budgets are cut.

Sources: https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/lilley-tdsb-wanted-to-spend-big-for-top-end-iphones, https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-schools-spend-big-on-tech-that-doesnt-help, https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-toronto-district-school-board-gets-touchy-over-pricey-iphone-plan

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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