Carbon monoxide detectors in our schools

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For the safety of our children.  

The students and staff of our schools deserve better. 


The Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) has no detectors in its schools and has no plans to do any upgrades or sweeps.

“Regular maintenance schedules and safety checks are standard procedures that are followed,” said Jim Hendry, spokesperson for the LBPSB.

The Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board (CSMB) will be checking all of its carbon monoxide detectors in light of a gas leak at a Montreal elementary school that sent at least 35 children and eight adults to hospital.

“We are going through all our buildings and we are checking them. If we find a building that doesn’t have, we will have it installed,” said Diane Lamarche-Venne, chair of the school board.

“The EMSB has the necessary gas detection equipment in all our facilities, as the building code dictates, that includes carbon monoxide detectors. Inspections are done twice a year,” said EMSB spokesperson Mike Cohen.