Timmins-James Bay MPP Gilles Bisson is trying to make history in Ontario with an education bill for First Nations now before Queen’s Park. Bisson says the bill gives a chance for Aboriginal schools to receive the same amount of funding their provincial counterparts now get. Bisson says currently the federal government handles Indigenous schools but believe the province can do a better job of it.
He says the schools could potentially have access to more resources, have more power at the bargaining table and still be able to teach in in their language, exactly like Francophone boards now do. The bill could potentially be passed by September.
by Greg Rosser