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 throughout the campaign.


Just Posted

Big Beach Cleanup builds awareness of ocean debris impacts

First two cleanup days brought in 40 cubic yards of plastic and styrofoam

Rain and high winds to hit Vancouver Island this afternoon

Thursday and Friday to see downpour of 20 to 50mm and high winds on Vancouver Island

Comox Valley medical cannabis business growing despite impending legalization

With nearly a month to go until new cannabis legalization laws come… Continue reading

Humpback whales visit Cape Lazo

Peter Hamilton with Lifeforce Ocean Friends snapped these photos of some humpback… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

Campbell River resident captures entangled deer on camera

Officials: 3 killed in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid centre

FBI described the Aberdeen incident as an ‘active shooter situation’

The hunt for online herb: feds seek dope on hazy world of pot’s ‘cryptomarket’

In less than a month, Canada to be first industrialized country to legalize recreational marijuana

Despite protests, Russia’s anti-doping agency reinstated

On a 9-2 vote, the executive committee declared RUSADA as having satisfied conditions

Darwin Dzuba is running for council in Courtenay

Darwin Matthew Dzuba, born and raised in the Comox Valley, post-secondary educated… Continue reading

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast.

Vancouver councillors move ahead with policy for duplexes on detached home lots

Mayor Gregor Robertson says the decision is another step toward adding homes in the city for the so-called “missing middle.”

Canada’s goal is to play in a medal game at World Cup in Spain

The 2014 women’s world basketball championships were a coming out party for Canada.

Most Read