Ontario outlines where additional federal funding will go for back-to-school plans



a man in a suit standing in front of a flag: Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce makes an announcement at Queen's Park in Toronto, on Thurs., Aug, 13, 2020.


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Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce makes an announcement at Queen’s Park in Toronto, on Thurs., Aug, 13, 2020.

The Ontario government said Wednesday where it will spend $381 million that the federal government has offered up for back-to-school plans.

The money is on top of the $900 million the province has already provided boards to prepare for the upcoming school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the government said.

The federal government will be providing provinces and territories $2 billion to help them to ensure kids can safely go back to school in September. The $2 billion is added to the previous $19 billion Prime Minister Justin Trudeau already promised.

Read more: Coronavirus: Canada to give provinces $2B to ensure kids can go back to school in fall

Trudeau confirmed the $2 billion in a press conference Wednesday.

“Ontario’s investments lead the nation in supporting

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