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Minister of Education urges Standing Committee on legislation to finish study of Bill 37

04 May 2017 

Statement

Minister of Education urges Standing Committee on legislation to finish study of Bill 37

Minister of Education Paul Quassa today released the following statement:

"There is a process to follow when a bill is put forward to the Legislative Assembly, and it is very disappointing that Standing Committee has not provided the public with an opportunity to understand the pros and cons of their decision.

If members have specific concerns or recommendations, then these discussions should take place in Committee of the Whole.

Today’s decision of Standing Committee on Bill 37, An Act to Amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act, has not yet been formalized in a report to the Legislative Assembly. I remain open to working with the members to address their concerns and ensure that a thorough review is carried out."

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Marie Mendillo
Manager, Communication
Department of Education
(867) 975-5649
mmendillo@gov.nu.ca