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School and Children Return

end: At Saint-Gabriel-Lalemant elementary school in Montreal's north end, the red, orange and grey-painted extension protrudes from the original building's backside, swallowing part of the paved schoolyard, according to National Observer. Marie-Jose Mastromonaco, a school board commissioner and its vice-president, said many of her board's 150 schools had been expanding internally over the years, turning less frequently used spaces such as libraries into classrooms. As the first week of the Quebec election campaign comes to end and as thousands of children return to school, teachers and their unions want the four main political parties to make a pledge reinvest massively in education instead of dogmatically striving to balance the budget. We got to a point where we transformed everything that was transformable, she said in an interview, sitting inside one of the new classrooms in the extension. This is to give a little bit of breathing room. Some schools don't have libraries, no dedicated music rooms. ( As reported in the news.