Mould at Miramichi primary school worries parents
Liberal MLA critical of provincial government's slow response to potential health threat
Mould problems at a Miramichi primary school have parents demanding action from the provincial government.
The parents say they've been complaining about the problem at the Ian Baillie Primary School for almost two years, but it took until Wednesday night to get a public meeting with Department of Education officials.
Miramichi-Bay du Vin Liberal MLA Bill Fraser says he's dismayed over the slow response to what could be a serious health risk to students and staff.
"There should have been construction crews and trucks on that site doing repair work immediately. Instead, what we have is this minister sending her people from the department to console the parents and give them some options," he said.
"Well, there is no option here. The only option is for this minister is to put some action in place and get this mould problem fixed. If it means the students have to move temporarily, so be it."
Fraser says the provincial government has a fund for emergency repairs, which he contends should have been used so the students could have immediately been relocated.