The four western provinces and Quebec provide tuition support to parents who choose independent schools.
A common barrier to more independent schools is the cost of construction and/or expansion of existing facilities.
Alberta has experienced a decline in student scores in reading, science and math.
Less than half of Grade 6 students met the provincial benchmark in math last school year.
Spending on education in Ontario continues to rise.
In 2014/15, B.C. spent $11,216 per public school student compared to $13,155 in Alberta.
A recent analysis found that Catholic school boards in Ontario are increasingly enrolling non-Catholic students.
The United Conservative Party (UCP) recently released some proposed reforms in education.
Ontario has a higher percentage of students in independent schools than Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Alberta currently offers the greatest degree of school choice in Canada.