Promise details

We will also invest an additional $500 million over the next three years for building and refurbishing First Nations schools.

Trudeau polimetre - 2015
Promise kept

Real Change: A New Plan For a Strong Middle Class (page 47)


November 25, 2016 - "Joël Lightbound, Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert, on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and Geoffrey Kelley, Minister responsible for Native Affairs for the Government of Québec, on behalf of Sébastien Proulx, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Minister of Families and Minister responsible for the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region, along with Jean Boucher, Member for Ungava for the Government of Québec, today announced an investment of over $32 million for the Cree School Board that will be used to build an adult general education and vocational training centre as well as 40 residential units for school board employees." - Investment of over $32M for the Cree School Board - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

March 22, 2016 - "The academic achievement of First Nations children, as well as their health and well-being, depends in large part on the quality of their schools. There is a significant need to repair and construct schools on reserve and ensure that they are adequately maintained. Budget 2016 proposes to invest $969.4 million over five years, starting in 2016–17, in First Nations education infrastructure on reserve." - Growing The Middle Class, Budget 2016-2017, p.137 - Government of Canada

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