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Invitation to our virtual Forum on Bill 64 on Sunday April 18 at 2 pm


You are invited to a Forum on Bill 64 – the  bill which will eliminate elected school boards in Manitoba

on Sunday April 18th at 2 pm in the afternoon.   

 Our panelists are:

John Wiens - Dean emeritus at the faculty of education, University of Manitoba. A lifelong educator, he has served as a teacher, counsellor, work education co-ordinator, principal, school superintendent and university professor.

Wendy Bloomfield,  Chair of the Board of the Seine River School Division, and Chair of the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba.  Wendy was administrator of a non-profit child care program for 16 years.   She has served as a school trustee since 1983 and as Chair of the Board of the Seine River School Division since 1990.

Ben Carr Principal of the Maples Met School - one of only two of its kind in Canada. The Maples Met School was named the top school in Canada for innovation in teaching and learning last year by the Education Canada Network.  Formerly Ben was a teacher at Kelvin High School.

Judy Klassen, former MLA  for Kewatinook, and daughter of two parents who were both teachers. . 

Cindy Lamoureux, MLA Tyndall Park  and Education Critic for the Manitoba Liberals

The coordinates for the zoom meeting will be

Zoom ID 876 0975 7911

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