Oct 28 2010
HALIFAX – Cape Breton North MLA Cecil Clarke said he was saddened by NDP refusal to pass a motion that called on the government to continue support for Holy Angels High School in Sydney.
“I introduced a motion in the Legislature that urged this government to recognize the value of Holy Angels High School to its students and to the community and commit to keep this school open,” said Clarke. “Unfortunately, without the support of the NDP caucus, my motion had no chance of passing. I am shocked that the NDP Caucus has turned their backs on Holy Angels.”
The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board announced today that Holy Angels may have to close its doors. The news was met with tears from students and teachers alike.
“It is in need of renovations to ensure it remains up to code,” said Clarke. “It is truly regrettable that this NDP government is not willing to invest in this unique school that has such a deep and rich history in the community.”
Holy Angels was established in 1885 and is the only all-girls high school east of Montreal. It was recently singled out in the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Annual Report Card on Canadian High Schools as one of Nova Scotia’s most improved schools over the last five years.