Media releases | April 26, 2022

Public Interest Alberta says the newly-introduced Red Tape Reduction Statutes Amendment Act (Bill 21) will see the removal of critical data collection accountability for private schools.

In response, Bradley Lafortune, Executive Director, Public Interest Alberta, says the Kenney government is trying to say that 2+2=5.

“They say the removal of legislated disclosure requirements of tuition from private schools leads to ‘more accountability’. This is ridiculous,” said Lafortune, on Monday. “Alberta continues to fund private schools at 70 per cent of the rate that they fund public schools per student, all while the UCP starves our public system of necessary funding. We need more accountability from these institutions taking money from the public system, not less.” Read more →