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Education

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Per student education spending in Canada increased by 39 per cent in just over a decade.


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Almost half of Ontario’s non-government schools have fewer than 50 students.


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In 2013/14 parents of 99,614 students in Canada chose one of the 581 “specialty” independent schools for their children’s education.

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Parents of 6.8 per cent of students in Canada chose non-government schools for their children.

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Almost half of all independent schools in Ontario have a religious orientation.

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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.


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Between 2003-04 and 2012-13, spending on public schools in Canada increased by 45.9 per cent.


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From 2003/04 to 2012/13, enrolments in public schools in Canada declined by 4.9 per cent compared to 17.2 per cent in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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With more prudent education spending, Ontario could have reduced its provincial deficit by two-thirds.


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