GREEN PARTY LEADER’S BILL TO FOSTER INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING PASSES INTO LAW

Fredericton –Today in the Legislative Assembly, Green party leader, David Coon’s bill, An Act to Amend the Education Act passed Third reading.

“My bill will ensure all students learn about the legacy of residential schools, the nature of our treaties and our shared histories, and the realities of indigenous people today,” said Coon. “This will help build the intercultural understanding and mutual respect necessary to move toward reconciliation.”

Coon’s bill is the oppostion member’s bill to be adopted by the Legislature since the beginning of the 58th assembly.

“It took collaboration from all members in the House to get my bill passed,” said Coon. “That is the kind of cooperation New Brunswickers are looking for from their elected representatives.”

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