Alex Robertson: Public education system is fundamental to Canada

City of Courtenay: Robertson, Alex - School trustee candidate

  • Oct. 15, 2014 2:00 p.m.

The Canadian public education system is fundamental to the Canadian identity.  The students learning in British Columbia’s schools today will be the inventors, artists and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. They will be responsible for creating the culture and economy of the future, and we must provide them with the tools to succeed.

The system is facing enormous pressure to maintain its world class standard and we must defend it.  Governments must make education a priority.

I have been taught to stand up for what I believe in, and I know that time is now.  Elect me as school trustee for Courtenay, and I will be a vocal and passionate advocate for public education in our community.

Former governor general Adrienne Clarkson offered great insight into Canada’s schooling system when she said:

“It was in attending public school that I truly felt a sense of place in this country. Still today I believe that public education is the single most valuable institution that our society provides to help people belong.”

My goals are to listen to the experts in order to effectively understand the issues; seek the assistance and guidance of all stakeholders: students, teachers, parents, educational assistants, support staff, and administrators; strongly support all students!

I am employed as the operations manager for the Comox Valley Airport. Our operations team endeavours to create a culture and environment that promotes respect, responsibility, pride, civility and excellence.

I have a proven record in leadership through my management of airport operations for the last nine years. Before joining the airport, I served as a member of the Canadian Air Force for 20 years. I hold a bachelor of science from the University Of British Columbia.

Alex can be reached at 250-338-4126 or via email at lexrobertson57@gmail.com throughout the campaign.

 

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