On the day that children across BC practised the ShakeOut earthquake drill, FACE BC has joined the Parent Advocacy Network, First Call BC, the Vancouver DPAC, Comox Valley Families for Public Education, Richmond Schools Stand United, and Surrey Students Now in advocating for federal funding for urgently needed public school seismic upgrades.
Read our letter to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister & Minister for Youth; Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure; and Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety.
UPDATE: Media coverage of the call for urgent seismic upgrade funding:
The Province op-ed by Jen Stewart/PAN, October 19.
The Globe & Mail article, October 25.