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‘We are in an emergency situation’: NDP calls on province to make schools safer over April break

COVID-19 in the lead-up to spring break.A year into the pandemic, Andrea Horwath says classrooms and school buses are still crowded and physical distancing is impossible due to class sizes.As the province gets ready for spring break next week and as some school boards in the greater Toronto region have temporally closed due to COVID-19, Horwath is calling on the Progressive Conservatives to make the necessary changes needed to keep students and teachers safe.She and other NDP MPPs have said front-line works like teachers and educational assistants need to be prioritized for vaccines during the break.“From the get-go, this premier has not wanted to spend the money to put in place the necessary measures to keep our schools safe,” Horwath.

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