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As the Hamilton Public School Board looks at more school closures and consolidations, it is getting some advice from the Education Minister. Liz Sandals says Ontario spends $1-billion a year on underutilized schools and can no longer afford to fund empty spaces. She says the province wants school boards across Ontario to consider consolidation where it makes sense. And she says in larger cities, like Hamilton, smaller but older schools with 100 per cent enrollment may need to close and...

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