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This article was published 08/02/2021 (601 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Residents of Transcona need to have their concerns acknowledged and taken seriously.  It was recently brought to our attention that folks in east end Transcona have been experiencing strong odours emanating from the industrial park on Pandora East.
Bothcity councillor Shawn Nason and myself engaged with one of the businesses that operate in the area, Delta9 and as a result of this engagement, a community feedback line has been created. 
When experiencing these strong odours, residents are encouraged to reach out by email at community@delta9.ca; via the Delta9 website at www.delta9.ca/community, or by calling 1-855-245-1259.
 You can also reach out to my office with any other questions or concerns regarding this matter. 
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As many of you know, I was a teacher and school administrator, first in Transcona-Springfield and then in River East Transcona School Division. My experience in public education greatly informs me in my role as official Opposition critic for K-12 education in our province. 
I understand that the provincial government is no longer updating school exposure numbers on its COVID-19 website. In connecting with many of you over the phone, through email and on social media, I know that there is great concern with this development and I will continue to raise the issue and demand that we have more transparency from our government.
On the subject of transparency and education, we have two upcoming issues on the horizon –  the release of the education review and tabling of Bill 64 – The Education Modernization Act. 
We know very little of the contents of either. Unfortunately, we do know that, for the Pallister government, “review” and “modernization” are often just other words for cuts. 
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the long-delayed education review is likely outdated and completely irrelevant in meeting the needs of our public school system.
Parents, teachers and school board trustees, along with other stakeholders, are holding their breath regarding the contents of this review. 
Please be assured that, as the education critic, I will hold this government to account, along with my NDP colleagues, and have them answer for their so-called “modernization” of public-school education. 
Do you have concerns about the pending release of the education review and Bill 64? 
You can contact my office always at 204-594 2025 or by email at nello.altomare@yourmanitoba.ca

Residents of Transcona need to have their concerns acknowledged and taken seriously.  It was recently brought to our attention that folks in east end Transcona have been experiencing strong odours emanating from the industrial park on Pandora East.

Bothcity councillor Shawn Nason and myself engaged with one of the businesses that operate in the area, Delta9 and as a result of this engagement, a community feedback line has been created. 

When experiencing these strong odours, residents are encouraged to reach out by email at community@delta9.ca; via the Delta9 website at www.delta9.ca/community, or by calling 1-855-245-1259.

You can also reach out to my office with any other questions or concerns regarding this matter. 

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As many of you know, I was a teacher and school administrator, first in Transcona-Springfield and then in River East Transcona School Division. My experience in public education greatly informs me in my role as official Opposition critic for K-12 education in our province. 

I understand that the provincial government is no longer updating school exposure numbers on its COVID-19 website. In connecting with many of you over the phone, through email and on social media, I know that there is great concern with this development and I will continue to raise the issue and demand that we have more transparency from our government.

On the subject of transparency and education, we have two upcoming issues on the horizon –  the release of the education review and tabling of Bill 64 – The Education Modernization Act. 

We know very little of the contents of either. Unfortunately, we do know that, for the Pallister government, “review” and “modernization” are often just other words for cuts. 

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the long-delayed education review is likely outdated and completely irrelevant in meeting the needs of our public school system.

Parents, teachers and school board trustees, along with other stakeholders, are holding their breath regarding the contents of this review. 

Please be assured that, as the education critic, I will hold this government to account, along with my NDP colleagues, and have them answer for their so-called “modernization” of public-school education. 

Do you have concerns about the pending release of the education review and Bill 64? 

You can contact my office always at 204-594 2025 or by email at nello.altomare@yourmanitoba.ca

Nello Altomare

Nello Altomare
Transcona constituency report

Nello Altomare is the NDP MLA for Transcona.

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