Education priorities to raise with Federal candidates
On September 20, 2021, Canadians throughout the country will elect Members of Parliament (MPs). MPs are elected to represent the views of their constituents. The policies of government are far-reaching and affect everyone, whether or not they have children in the school system. While public education is a provincial government mandate, federal decisions directly impact public schools.
The Canadian School Boards Association (CSBA) advocates for nonpartisan strategies to engage politicians in issues that affect public education and our children and youth. It is critical that trustees engage with candidates to help them understand and be prepared for critical decisions that impact public education.
We have developed key messages for trustees to use when speaking with candidates about education priorities. We have also written letters to party leaders about these priorities and the important roles they play in public education.
- Justin Trudeau, Liberal Party of Canada
- Erin O’Toole, Conservative Party of Canada
- Jagmeet Singh, New Democrat Party of Canada
- Annime Paul, Green Party of Canada
- Yves-François Blanchet, Bloc Québécois