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.
On Tuesday June 1, I spoke of the urgent need as Manitoba opens up, to be able to resume physical activities and sports, especially for young people. Physical Activity Programs and Team Sports Participation of Vaccinated Population Hon. Jon Gerrard (River Heights): Mr. Deputy Speaker, physical fitness and athletic activities are important to good health, especially in young people. Once hospitalizations and ICU cases are down, will the government allow full participation in fitness and athletic activity, including team sports, in communities and regions which reach a specific proportion of the population vaccinated as, for example, in communities with 80 per cent of Manitobans 12 years of age or older having had at least one of their vaccine doses? And will the government also use rapid testing, as Utah has shown works, to keep team sports safe? I table a copy of the Utah studies. Hon. Kelvin Goertzen (Acting Minister of Health and Seniors C