Alberta schools to avoid provincial cuts by pretending to be an oil sands company - 2019-09-04
EDMONTON – In response to a report that called for dramatic cuts to health care and education to balance the budget, Alberta's schools have already started rebranding themselves after oil sand companies.
"In the wake of the MacKinnon Report, educators have to adapt to government priorities," said Hal Gershwin, former Principal of East Edmonton Secondary School, now CEO of Eastern Energy, Chemicals, and Resources Limited. "Our kids will survey the playground for any presence of oil at recess and set up tailing ponds in the gym."
After making the switch into Alberta's non-diversified economy, we've only seen a boost in our school's funding."