On March, 5, CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen presented to the Law Amendments Committee on Bill 72, the most significant restructuring of Nova Scotia’s public education system in decades. In her presentation, she highlighted the need for meaningful consultation, the need for a democratic governance structure and the threat of centralization and shared services.
The following remarks were made by CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen before the Law Amendments Committee on Bill 72, the Education Reform Act, in the Nova Scotia Legislature on March 5.
My name is Nan McFadgen and I am the President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Nova Scotia Division. CUPE is Canada’s largest union, with more than 650,000 members across the country.