Notley government faces a budget deficit of more than $10 billion.
Per student education spending in Canada increased by 39 per cent in just over a decade.
Almost half of Ontario’s non-government schools have fewer than 50 students.
Defunding independent schools in Alberta will increase taxpayer costs, diminish school choice for parents
Public schools in Alberta require more than $13,000 taxpayer dollars to educate a student while independent and charter schools require under $5,300 and $9,000 respectively.
Between 2003-04 and 2012-13, spending on public schools in Canada increased by 45.9 per cent.
With more prudent education spending, Ontario could have reduced its provincial deficit by two-thirds.
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