May 31, 1993 (34th Parliament, 3rd Session)

NDP

Ian Gardiner Waddell

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ian Waddell (Port Moody-Coquitlam):

Mr. Speaker, I want to ask the hon. member a question.
Given these national programs, does he now see a role for the national government in education? I do. I come from the greater Vancouver area and I see a role for the federal government in English as a second language. It should be funding some of those programs. Maybe the Vancouver school board would not have been on strike if there had been a little extra money from the federal government. There are so many classes in English as a

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second language. Kids need that extra schooling or they will be behind from day one.
The second area is national standards for retraining. I wonder if the hon. member could comment on whether he feels the national government now has a role in education.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   ALLOTTED DAY, S. O. 81-YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
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