The Education Modernization Act (Bill 64)

Jul 12, 2021 | Legislation Tracker

MOFA stands with the Manitoba Teachers’ Society and CUPE education workers in their opposition to this disturbing bill that proposes to eliminate locally elected school trustees, slash school divisions and replace what’s left with much diminished “regional catchment areas,” and centralize decision-making into the hands of unelected political appointees. Children need stable learning environments guided by educational experts, not politicians. MOFA calls on the provincial government to withdraw Bill 64, and restore confidence in our K-12 public education system.

Read MOFA’s Full Statement on Bill 64 (

What can you do? The Official Opposition has held Bill 64 over until the fall sitting of the legislature. That means there is still time to oppose this bill:

  • Register to speak at Committee hearings or provide a written submission.
  • Order a lawn sign from MTS, the NDP or the Liberals.
  • Order a Fight Bill 64/RedforEdMB t-shirt and wear it on Fridays to show solidarity.
  • For more information, visit MTS.