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Letter to Minister Fielding Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Jun 30, 2017

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Earlier today, the small delegation pictured above delivered the letter to Minister Fielding requesting the government's commitment to develop and enforce an accessible education standard under the AMA to the Legislative Building. Copies of the letter were also delivered for Premier Pallister and Minister Wishart at this same time.

The delegation included:

  • Josh Brandon (Social Planning Council of Winnipeg)
  • Jessica Croy (People First Manitoba)
  • Patrick Falconer (Barrier-Free Manitoba)
  • Andy Fenwick (Canadian Federation of Students - Manitoba)
  • Colleen Isfeld (Concerned citizen)
  • Anne Kresta (Children's Coalition)
  • Carys Osborne (People First Manitoba)
  • Jennifer Sande (Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilties)
  • Amy Shawcross (People First Manitoba)
  • John VanWallinghem (Education Solutions Manitoba)
  • Lani Zastre (Parents' advocate)

We want to thank the many individuals and organizations that contributed to the success of this late-breaking campaign. Having only prepared and released the letter on June 15, the time lines for having individuals and organizations 'sign on' before June 30 were extremely tight. We are humbled by the response. Indeed, the 2+ page letter turned into 45 pages when all the signatories were added. So it turned out that we really delivered a package.

The signatories included more than 1,100 concerned citizens and 59 organizations, both large and small and representing over 100,000 Manitobans.

We are pleased to post links to the letter here for your review.

  • The text of the letter (Word / PDF)
  • The letter with all the signatories (Word / PDF)

Please note that the letter campaign is not over. We are inviting all those who had not heard about the letter and/or did not have enough time to respond before June 30 to ‘sign on’ over the coming months. Those who 'signing on' now will be included in an updated list of supporters that will be sent to the Minister later this year.

So please encourage those you know who were unable to respond before June 30 to 'sign on' now. They can do so at the same online site we have used to date:






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