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Alberta teachers to debate confidence in Education Minister

Last Updated May 22, 2021 at 10:02 pm MDT

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange speaks at St. Marguerite School in SE Calgary to update on the province's education curriculum review on Jan 29, 2020. (PHOTO: Tom Ross, 660 NEWS)

CALGARY (CityNews) — Alberta teachers will be debating a vote of non-confidence in the Minister of Education, Adriana LaGrange.

The motion was introduced by field delegates at the Annual Representative Assembly for the Alberta Teachers’ Association on Saturday, May 22.

In a release, the ATA emphasized the collaborative effort that resulted in the debate.

“The motion was jointly drafted by 20 locals of the ATA and is, by far, the highest level of collaboration seen on a locally developed resolution in the assembly’s recent history.”

Debate on the resolution is expected Sunday morning at the ARA, whose delegates are teachers representing each of the Association’s 55 locals.

Also passed at the annual meeting were a resolution to support the development of a publication on the history of residential schools in Alberta, and a motion to depoliticize the curriculum development process through the appointment of an independent authority.

CityNews reached out to the Ministry of Education for a statement Saturday afternoon, but have not yet received a response.