Several of Ottawa’s school boards are getting significant investments to build new schools in the city’s suburbs.

By far the largest pot of money announced last week by the Ontario government will go to the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), which is receiving more than $117 million to be divided among four school-related projects.

On the French side, the province is investing more than $40 million with the* Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est *(CECCE) so they can build a new secondary school in Riverside South.

Meanwhile, the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO), the French-language public school board, will see nearly $15 million for a new Leitrim-area elementary school near Kelly Farm and Barrett Farm drives.

It’s also getting more than $52 million for secondary schools in Orléans and Clarence-Rockland, Ont.

No announcement was made Friday regarding funding for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, the largest board in the city.

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    I still can’t believe that a Catholic school board is even a thing. So gross.

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      10 days ago

      Doug Ford is hella smelly, I don’t want the whole country to smell Pierre Poilievre other than the constituents who vote for him. He doesn’t even care about them as he doesn’t visit or talk to them directly.

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    Can’t they just stop building Catholic schools already?

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      10 days ago

      Nope conservatives like shoe horning religion down into our throats

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    1 month ago

    Any word on delaying French immersion until grade 11 or whatever the latest OCDSB weirdness is? (Beyond what’s in the summary above)

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      I haven’t heard of this—my kids aren’t that advanced yet. Got a source?

      EDIT: Figures I stop following the news for a few weeks and I miss something important. Thanks for the heads up!

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        Yeah, it really seemed to sneak in there. I heard of it through a relative on Facebook.