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School enrolment in Canada—a snapshot

All across Canada a greater share of students and their families are choosing independent schools or homeschooling while the share of students attending public schools in every province is in decline.A recent Fraser Institute study showed a provincial decline (up to 3.8 percentage points) in the share of students attending public schools. The first chart below shows that British Columbia and Quebec stand out as the provinces with the greatest decline over the period from 2000/01 to 2014/15.Despite the decline, choosing a public school is still the choice of the vast majority of families. In 2000/01 no province had less

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