Education

In the Community: National Child’s Day

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National Child’s Day marks the momentous occasion when Canada adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This day reminds us of our commitment to celebrate our children, and to ensure that they are provided the rights they deserve under the UNCRC. My private’s member’s bill, Bill 88: The Youth Right to […]

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Press Release: MPP Jackson asked to sit on Select Committee for Developmental Services

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November 19, 2013     Queen’s Park - MPP Rod Jackson has joined the unique Select Committee for Developmental Services led by MPP Christine Elliott. This committee was established to respond to a need to improve developmental service delivery in Ontario. The committee will travel province wide for public hearings in the sector. These public hearings […]

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Press Release: MPP Rod Jackson’s Right to Care Bill Passes Second Reading

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“Treating these children as adults is not working. They struggle to stay in school; are frequently victims of violent crime as well as have elevated rates of incarceration; and have more hospitalizations due to high-risk street behaviours.” –MPP Rod Jackson September 19, 2013    Queen’s Park - Today MPP Rod Jackson’s Bill 88: Child and Family Services Amendment Act (Children […]

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In the Community: Join MPP Rod Jackson for Free Back to School BBQ!

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Press Release: Local School Walks For Mental Health Awareness

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Congratulations to Terry Fox Elementary School for hosting a walk to promote mental health awareness. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 participated in the walk which was organized over Child and Youth Mental Health Week in collaboration with New Path Youth and Family Services of Simcoe County. A representative from MPP Rod Jackson’s staff was […]

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In the Community: Barrie School Visits Queen’s Park

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A pleasure to host St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School at Queen’s Park on April 9th! If you are interested in booking a school visit, please contact my office at 705-726-5538.

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Press Release: MPP Jackson and MPP MacLeod Speak to Rights of School Children

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Queen’s Park – At a press conference today, MPP for Barrie, Rod Jackson, and PC Education Critic, Lisa MacLeod, spoke out against ethical violations that have emerged in some Ontario classrooms. The Simcoe County District School Board has condoned and encouraged the pre-emptive use of blocker pads and confinement in padded cells or “calming rooms” […]

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Press Release: Jackson Speaks to Safeguarding Extra-curriculars In Our Schools

In the Legislature, MPP Rod Jackson defended the protection of extra-curricular activities in Ontario schools. Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario announced today that extra-curriculars would not be restored. “For the past seven months, Ontario students and parents have been used as pawns in the labour dispute between Ontario teachers’ unions and the current government,” said […]

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In the Community: School Visit at St. John Vianney

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Speaking to Mrs Bond’s Grade 5 Social Studies class at St John Vianney in Barrie. MP Patrick Brown, MPP Rod Jackson and Cllr Arif Khan on a special presentation about how government works at each level. BOOK YOUR SCHOOL VISIT: Call 705-726-5538

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Press Release: New Education Whitepaper Introduced

“Education is crucial to the future success of Ontario.” – MPP Rod Jackson, Deputy Accountability Critic. On January 24, the Ontario PC Caucus released Paths to Prosperity: Preparing Students for the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century, a white paper on Ontario’s education system. “The future of our province is dependent upon success in our schools,” […]

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