Opposition says Sask. education minister ‘downloaded’ vaccination mandate responsibilities onto school boards – CBC

NDP says Minister Dustin Duncan at odds with local health policies

Dec 02, 2021

The Official Opposition says Saskatchewan’s Education Minister is piling too much responsibility onto school boards when it comes to vaccine mandates for extra-curricular activities.

Minister Dustin Duncan suggested on Wednesday that school divisions can ask third party facilities like city rinks to waive their vaccine policy so high school kids who are unvaccinated can play.

On Nov. 17, Education Minister Dustin Duncan wrote a letter to all school boards in the province stating that all children should be allowed to attend extracurricular functions, regardless of their vaccine status.

However, in an interview with CBC Radio host Stefani Langenegger on The Morning Edition, Duncan said a public health order would trump any directive his office put out.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/ndp-say-sask-education-minister-downloaded-responsibilities-onto-school-boards-1.6270274

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