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Manitoba is Canada’s second highest spender on public schools, spending $13,887 per public school student in 2013/14.

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In her recent column that defended the generous 2007-2012 pay and pension deal between the provincial government and teachers, the president of the Alberta Teachers’ Association made this unsupportable claim: taxpayers saved $45-billion because of that agreement.

The deal, wrote union President Carol Henderson, “allowed the government to restructure its own liability and to reduce the 52-year amortization period of the debt.”