The Manitoba School Boards Association acts as an advocate for public education by speaking out on the issues that are important to school boards and the students they serve. The association fulfills this advocacy role in its dealings with other levels of government (provincial, federal and municipal), its educational partners, business and other organizations.

The basis of The Manitoba School Boards Association advocacy work is the policy direction established by member school boards at the association's annual convention. Between conventions, the provincial executive monitors developments that impact on public education, such as legislative amendments. The association responds to these developments in accordance with established policy, or, where no policy exists, in accordance with the association's mission and mandate.



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Legislative Assembly of Manitoba Standing Committee on Justice hearings on Bill 11, The Safe and Responsible Retailing of Cannabis Act, Bill 25, The Non-Smokers Health Protection and Vapour Products Amendment Act, and Bill 26, The Impaired Driving Offences Act.

Presentation by MSBA Vice-President Alan Campbell to the Committee May 8, 2018 N/A

Legislative Assembly of Manitoba Standing Committee on Human Resources hearings on Bill 5, The Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Amendment Act

Presentation by MSBA President Ken Cameron to the Committee May 8, 2018 N/A
Report of the 2016 Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) MSBA Response to PCAP   N/A
Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Bill C-45, The Cannabis Act April 19, 2018 N/A
Minister Ian Wishart Provincial Bargaining February 28, 2018  
Deputy Minister James Wilson Support for MERN February 23, 2018  
Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Hon. Brian Pallister, Chris Goertzen Support of TRC Calls to Action February 22, 2018

Letter (Wishart)

Letter (Federal Government)

Editorial (We need to talk) 2018 Funding Announcement February 2018  
Public Utilities Board of Manitoba Application by MB Hydro for General Rate Increases January 24, 2018  
Letter to Ministers Wharton, Wishart, Stefanson Cannabis Retail Buffer Zones January 11, 2018 Letter (Wishart, Stefanson, Wharton)
Memo to Municipalities Cannabis Retail Buffer Zones January 11, 2018  
Minister Cameron Friesen 2018 Budget consultations October 31, 2017 Letter
Minister Ian Wishart 2017 Resolutions September 26, 2017 In-person (January 8, 2018)
MB Members of Parliament Support for Copyright Act September 14, 2017 Letter (Vandal)
Letter to the Editor, WFP Class size reduction initiative May 2, 2017  
Minister Heather Stefanson Decriminalisation of Cannabis March 16, 2017  
Minister Ian Wishart Amendment of the Patriotic Observances Regulation January 10, 2017 Letter
Minister Mélanie Joly Consultation of Official Languages (EN | FR) October 29 Letter Final Report (EN) | (FR)
Minister Cameron Friesen 2017 Budget Consultations October 7, 2016  
MB Sustainable Development Cosmetic Pesticide Ban September 6, 2016  
Minister Scott Fielding AMA and regulations August 2, 2016  
Ministers Kelvin Goertzen and Ian Wishart Request for action re health curriculum August 2, 2016 Letter
Minister Ian Wishart 2016 AGM Resolutions August 2, 2016 In-person (November 17)
Open letter to all MLAs Bill 8, The Protecting Children (Information Sharing) Act June 20, 2016 Letter (Fielding) and Letter (Wishart)
Minister Marlene Jennings Election System Study Panel (EN | FR) July 24, 2015  
Wayne Ewasko, Ed. Critic Seniors Education Tax May 21, 2015  
Minister Peter Bjornson 2015 AGM Resolutions April 21, 2015 In-person (June 1)
Minister Peter Bjornson Religious Instruction April 21, 2015 Letter
Chris Baker Land Use Planning Guide March 31, 2015  
Gerald Farthing, DM MAPC Funding March 4, 2015  
Gerald Farthing, DM MERN Funding March 2, 2015  
Minister Melanie Wight Mental Health Framework for Students February 18, 2015  
Minister Greg Dewar Pre-Budget Consultation Submission November 18, 2014 In-person (December 22)

Minister James Allum

2014 AGM Resolutions

April 11, 2014

In-person (June 2)

PC Manitoba Caucus

Education issues of the day

April 11, 2014


Manitoba Liberal Party

Education issues of the day

April 11, 2014


Minister Kevin Chief

Metro Winnipeg Safety Protocol

April 7, 2014


Minister Bernard Valcourt (AANDC)

Proposal on Bill re First Nation Education

December 18, 2013


Minister James Allum

Proposal on Bill re First Nation Education

December 18, 2013


Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross & Minister Kevin Chief

Integrated ELCC system

December 5, 2013


Minister Jim Rondeau

MISC-01-13 Proximity of liquor sales outlets to schools

August 22, 2013


Minister James Allum & Minister Andrew Swan T-02-13 Ext. Mounted Cameras on Buses August 22, 2013 Letter
Minister Kevin Chief SI-01-13 Distribution of EDI Results August 22, 2013 Letter
Minister James Allum 2013 Resolutions April 15, 2013 Letter
Minister Nancy Allan 2013 Resolutions April 15, 2013 In-person (June 3)


2018 Budget Consultations
2017 Resolutions to Minister
Supporting Public Education
ELCC Support
PCAP Background Information

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