Nello Altomare

NDP candidate in the Transcona Winnipeg race.

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Manitoba may pull out red pen, make changes to controversial school reform legislation

July 7, 2021

CBC Manitoba - ...with Bill 64," Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont said. "Nobody wants this bill, and I think they're starting to feel the heat," NDP education critic Nello Altomare said. "Anyone that wants to talk about Bill 64, they want to know how to stop it. We're certainly hearing that message and we're hoping that this...

NDP accuses PCs of partisan picks for education board

July 7, 2021

Winnipeg Free Press - ...well, you need to ensure that you have a diversity of voices. You can’t have singular politically appointed voices making these decisions," said Nello Altomare (Transcona). The second reading of the controversial legislation, which aims to replace elected school boards with a centralized board made up of...

ALDRICH: Crying wolf won’t help NDP’s efforts to stop Bill 64

July 6, 2021

Winnipeg Sun - ...Board from Feb. 2 of this year, a full month and a half before Bill 64, the Education Modernization Act, was made public. Article content For Nello Altomare, education critic for the NDP, this was all the evidence he needed to conclude that the board to implement Bill 64 will be made up of hand-picked...

Government demands data from school divisions ahead of restructuring

June 24, 2021

Winnipeg Free Press - ...reading of the bill, which was initially expected this spring, and related committee hearings, in order to allow for "sober second thought," said Nello Altomare, NDP education critic. "Committee is set up in order to make amendments to bills. Clearly, they’re not respecting this and they’re not going to...

NDP hold up contentious education bill

June 1, 2021

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Tuesday. The abolition of elected school trustees has raised concerns about the new governance system being undemocratic. NDP education critic Nello Altomare said in a release Tuesday there are concerns the bill could lead to the closure of rural schools, loss of culturally relevant programming, and more...

School divisions, public speaking out against Bill 64

May 28, 2021

Winnipeg Free Press - ...has been framed. “What I don’t appreciate is boards and unions trying to fear monger and misrepresent what we’re trying to do,” Cullen said. Nello Altomare, MLA for Transcona and the opposition education critic, has been vocal in his opposition to Bill 64 since it was tabled back in March. “There is...

NDP MLA’s “Fascists, fascists” comment during question period being reviewed; school funding announced for 2021-22 school year

May 27, 2021

Winnipeg Sun - ...during question period, calling out “Fascists! Fascists!” while Education Minister Cliff Cullen answered a question from NDP Education Critic Nello Altomare (Transcona). Naylor made the comments Thursday while heckling Cullen virtually from her office. Due to public health orders, many MLAs participate...

Tories set aside $43M for school pandemic funding

May 27, 2021

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Manitoba NDP through a freedom of information request indicates $108.6 million had been distributed to schools as of April 30. NDP education critic Nello Altomare criticized the province for not spending all of the money it allocated to keep schools safe this year. "We knew this third wave was coming and we...

Not appropriate to discuss government policy in classrooms, says education minister

May 27, 2021

Winnipeg Free Press - ...guest speakers and analyses of pro- and con- articles on the reforms. NDP Leader Wab Kinew, Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont, NDP education critic Nello Altomare, teacher Rick Haley, and Free Press columnist Niigaan Sinclair all visited the classes virtually to discuss the bill and answer students’...

Manitoba expands business grant program amid latest COVID-19 closures

May 10, 2021

Global News - ...the province’s hospitals and intensive care units would be overwhelmed by climbing case counts. Story continues below advertisement 0:42 NDP MLA Nello Altomare says teachers are frustrated NDP MLA Nello Altomare says teachers are frustrated The Manitoba Teachers’ Society has also been calling on the...

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