Lisa Gretzky MPP, for Windsor West

Government of Ontario

Crowded classrooms and sweltering heat – Stiles and Gretzky call for change as Windsor schools face extreme heat challenges

Published on June 19, 2024

WINDSOR – Marit Stiles, Ontario NDP leader joined Windsor West MPP Lisa Gretzky to address extreme heat issues facing students in Windsor-Essex schools amidst province-wide heat warnings.

“Crowded classrooms and sweltering heat – we can do better for our kids,” said Stiles. “No one deserves to learn or work in extreme conditions that puts their health at risk. With scorching heat in the forecast and weather warnings, kids in Ontario’s classrooms are at risk. Our students deserve better.”

“As summers get hotter, we need to make sure that our classrooms have what they need to keep kids safe,” said Gretzky. “We saw today that Prince Edward Public School students are stuck in crowded classrooms in extreme heat – how are they supposed to learn like this? The Ontario Federation of Labour and Ontario NDP recently joined forces to address heat stress in classrooms and workplaces across the province. We’re taking action and Ford needs to as well – if he can return from his cottage.”