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Committee Motion 77-12(7): To Amend Clause 27 Of Bill 25, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Brian Lewis

Clause 43.

Committee Motion 77-12(7): To Amend Clause 27 Of Bill 25, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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Committee Motion 77-12(7): To Amend Clause 27 Of Bill 25, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Brian Lewis

Clause 44.

Committee Motion 77-12(7): To Amend Clause 27 Of Bill 25, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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Committee Motion 77-12(7): To Amend Clause 27 Of Bill 25, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Brian Lewis

Mrs. Marie-Jewell, clause 44.

Committee Motion 77-12(7): To Amend Clause 27 Of Bill 25, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Jeannie Marie-Jewell Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. On clause 44, I did want to indicate to the Minister that there were some concerns expressed about our TEP program. They indicated that they would like to see teachers have a bachelor of education degree. Currently, teachers holds teaching certificates issued under the regulations that have gone through TEP. I have indicated some concerns with respect to that. In the event that you require a bachelor's degree, you would have to uproot your family to go and get the degree, as opposed to a certificate.

I am also advised that TEP is expanding their program in order to give another year towards their degree. Can the Minister clarify the process for a TEP student in acquiring a TEP certificate issued under the regulations currently, as opposed to the necessity of a bachelor of education degree. I am sure the Minister would like to see every TEP student have a degree? Unfortunately, it is difficult for some students to acquire that, yet they are excellent teachers in the school system. If I could hear the Minister's viewpoints, I would appreciate it. Thank you.

Committee Motion 77-12(7): To Amend Clause 27 Of Bill 25, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mrs. Marie-Jewell. Clause 44, Mr. Nerysoo.

Committee Motion 77-12(7): To Amend Clause 27 Of Bill 25, Carried
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Richard Nerysoo Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I can advise the honourable Member that the basis on which the certification occurs is, after two years of education, as the honourable Member has pointed out, we now provide an interim certificate. That interim certificate allows a student to teach from kindergarten to grade 9. A bachelor's degree is required for the teaching of grades 10 to 12.

Committee Motion 77-12(7): To Amend Clause 27 Of Bill 25, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mr. Nerysoo. Clause 44. Mrs. Marie-Jewell, have you completed your comments on clause 44? Mrs. Marie-Jewell.

Committee Motion 77-12(7): To Amend Clause 27 Of Bill 25, Carried
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Jeannie Marie-Jewell Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I would like to propose an amendment under 44.(3)(b).

I move that clause 44.(3)(b)(i) read, "For greater certainty, a person who is not certified to teach or to act as a classroom assistant may be employed to teach or to assist in the teaching of an official language other than English or French if that person has special skills, knowledge or abilities in that official language." Thank you.

Committee Motion 77-12(7): To Amend Clause 27 Of Bill 25, Carried
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The Chair Brian Lewis

This is a motion to amend clause 44.(3), so we have to have a translated copy of this motion. Do you have it, Mrs. Marie-Jewell? This has to be translated, so I'm afraid we'll have to take a break while this is being done. Members may want to stretch their legs for a few minutes. We'll take a short break.

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Committee Motion 77-12(7): To Amend Clause 27 Of Bill 25, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair John Ningark

Before we took the time-out, there was a motion on the floor, and I would like the mover of the motion to read the motion into the record. It has been written and translated. Member for Thebacha.

Committee Motion 78-12(7): To Amend Clause 44 Of Bill 25
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

June 19th, 1995

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Jeannie Marie-Jewell Thebacha

If I may, Mr. Chairman, I move that clause 44 of Bill 25 be amended by adding the following after proposed subsection (3):

"(3.1) For greater certainty, a person who is not certified to teach or to act as a classroom assistant may be employed to teach or to assist in the teaching of an Official Language, other than English or French, if that person has special skills, knowledge or abilities in that Official Language."

Committee Motion 78-12(7): To Amend Clause 44 Of Bill 25
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The Chair John Ningark

Thank you. The motion is in order. To the motion. Mr. Minister.

Committee Motion 78-12(7): To Amend Clause 44 Of Bill 25
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Richard Nerysoo Mackenzie Delta

Thank you.