I write to invite you to a Town Hall on “Better than Bill 64” It is now widely recognized that Bill 64 is a bad bill because it takes us backwards, it will reduce local input into education, it will reduce the ability of schools to help disadvantaged students, it is not an approach which will work for Indigenous students and it will use a model which has been ineffective and rejected elsewhere. There are much better approaches than Bill 64. This Town Hall will focus on such approaches. Title: “ Better than Bill 64: Ideas to improve education ” Time and Date: On the evening of Thursday June 17 th at 7 pm. The zoom Town Hall will begin at 7 pm, with the formal part of the Town Hall expected to be over by about 8 pm or perhaps a bit after depending on the number of questions and interest in the Town Hall. Goal: The Town Hall will explore various options for improving education to provide a better future for education in Manitoba than is proposed in Bill 64. T he p
The recent discovery of the bodies of 215 children near the Indian Residential School at Kamloops, British Columbia has emphasized the tragedy of children who attended the residential schools. Even as we mourn the loss of these children, we must dedicate ourselves to a better understanding of what happened and to the process of reconciliation. On Wednesday June 2, I joined many others in front of the Legislature to spend time trying to better comprehend what happened in Kamloops, and what happened at many other residential schools across Canada. My comments in the Legislature on June 1 are at this link.