A win for parents in Manitoba

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Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson announced new policies to give parents a bigger say in their children’s education. The Manitoba Conservatives will enact changes in the Public Schools Act to ensure that parents are involved in addressing bullying and behavioural changes.

Parents will also need to be notified about changes to the curriculum and classroom presentations from people outside the school system. And they will need to sign off before their child’s image is shared with anyone.

Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew, used an over-the-top racial term from the American deep south, “dog whistle,” to criticize the premier. Wab Kinew and the NDP have recently been losing ground in the polls to Premier Stefanson’s resurgent Progressive Conservatives.