Kathryn McGarry, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, announced Thursday a $5.4 million investment for the expansion of École secondaire francophone Père-René-de-Galinée.
“The corridors are full of students during the breaks. It’s going to change the school environment, “says Grade 12 student Frédérico Chaux, who feels a bit cramped in his school.
This work will accommodate 178 more students and those who already attend school will no longer have to pile up in portables.
For MonAvenir Board Chair Melinda Chartrand, this is great news. “It has been many years that many of our high schools need expansion,” she says.
The plan is to eliminate all the portable devices, but at the same time it is an excellent sign [because it means that the Francophone community is growing].
Mélinda Chartrand, Chair of the MonAvenir School Board
This is the third funding announcement for a francophone school this week.
Tuesday, Liberal MP Sophie Kiwala announced $ 24 million for the creation of a new francophone high school in Kingston and the Minister of Francophone Affairs, Marie-France Lalonde, announced the sum of $ 16 million for the construction of a high school in east Toronto .