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As classroom temperatures soar, Greens re-up call for extreme heat plan

June 17, 2024

KITCHENER — Ontario Greens Deputy Leader Aislinn Clancy released the following statement in response to the extreme heat wave expected across Ontario this week.

“The Ford government’s failures to protect our kids from the dangers of extreme heat isn’t just irresponsible – it’s downright dangerous.

This week, temperatures across Ontario are expected to reach the high thirties to low forties. For our schools without air conditioning, that means classrooms will be just as hot.

This lack of access to cooling is dangerous for staff and students alike. It interferes with our kids’ wellbeing and learning, and creates extreme risks for those with pre-existing health conditions.

Once again, Greens reaffirm our call for the Ford government to implement an extreme heat preparedness plan that protects our kids and from the dangers of these rising temperatures by implementing mandatory air conditioning in all schools.”