The NDP have also banned the Youth News Network (YNN) from Manitobas schools. A private corporation, Athena Educational Partners, had already signed contracts with some schools to supply computers and TVs in exchange for the right to broadcast a daily youth news program that included ads. “We will not have commercials and products being sold in the classrooms in Manitoba,” said Education Minister Drew Caldwell.
President of CUPE Manitoba Paul Moist said the NDP decisions are positive signs. “Doer and his ministers are clearly rejecting the reckless policies of Alberta and Ontario. Thats a good sign for CUPE members and Manitobans who voted for a government committed to fairness and quality public services.”