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Between the lines

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Education Minister Dale Kirby and the Eastern School District Board of Trustees: Take 2.

Yesterday’s editorial, “Stifling dissent,” centred around concerns from elected school trustees over a letter from the Education minister to board chair Goronwy Price.

The editorial suggested that elected school board trustees should be allowed to speak their minds; some trustees viewed the minister’s letter as an attempt to restrict their ability to speak publicly.

A warning from the minister, veiled or otherwise, is no idle threat.

That generated a call to The Telegram from Education Minister Dale Kirby, asking how we could write an editorial about those concerns without having his letter in hand.

We offered to revisit the editorial,........

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