Rankin Liberals fail to ensure accessibility for students

Tim Halman, PC candidate for Dartmouth East, says that the Rankin Liberals have failed to invest in school infrastructure and ensure accessibility for students.

Specifically, Halman is disappointed that the Liberals have ignored a local constituent who says that a dangerous school ground is an accident waiting to happen for her daughter who has hemiparetic cerebral palsy, and no functional vision in her left eye.

“Every day, in the weeks leading up to the election, Iain Rankin handed money out to dozens of groups," said Halman, who was a school teacher prior to being elected in 2017.  "Unfortunately accessibility for students was not a priority during the Liberal spending spree."

“In order to set our children up to succeed, we need to support an accessible and inclusive school system.”

This is the same Liberal government that waited until a scathing report emerged on the lead levels in school tap water before committing to making the investments that were required. For many schools, this problem has not yet been resolved.

Dartmouth resident Amanda Lawlor says that she is tired of being ignored by government on her simple request to have safe school grounds for her children.

“Safe school grounds should not be too much to ask from any government,” says Lawlor. “If this government won’t listen, then we should elect one who will.”

“The only politician who has listened and is taking this seriously is Tim Halman.”

Over the past four years, Tim Halman has championed many local school issues, including advocating for children in the EIBI program, introducing a bill to bring mental health resource kits to classrooms, and pressuring the government to ensure safe water and ventilation for schools.