In our Opinion: Election year carrots

On Wednesday, the province revealed Prince Rupert has $117,597 available in funding.

With the provincial election less than a year away, it seems like every day the B.C. Liberals seem to be tossing a carrot somewhere.

Last week, it was the school district. Strapped for cash and declining budgets had School District 52 slash its student transportation.

After the letter went out to parents telling them that there will be no buses or ferries for students in the new school year, some parents were so disturbed by the news they even made the effort to voice their concern to Port Edward council (the public rarely attends these meetings).

Just when all seemed lost, the carrot was thrown.

On Wednesday, the province revealed Rupert has $117,597 available in funding. The Minister of Education said they found the money through “administrative savings to districts” and “with close to $15 million more funding flowing to districts parents will see districts enhancing services and eliminating fees.”

Happy days. Yet, the funding offered to Rupert won’t cover what was cut and the board is desperately trying to save services rather than enhance.

 

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