Monday, March 15, 2010

Television Is The New Wave And The Old

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

March XIVth, MMX

Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

Why not televise all Public & Catholic School Board meetings? Since most are open anyway to the Public rather than in camera or secret, I would argue streaming them on the EPSB & ECSD websites as well as airing them on Shaw &/or Access TV is just as important as when Shaw carries a City Council meeting or when Access broadcasts Question Period from the Alberta Legislature.

In fact David, I would argue that these meetings are even more important than Provincial & Federal proceedings as the Trustees are non political. They are acting on their own conciousness rather than being supported &/or opposed by political groups or factions. All people of all walks of life vote IV or against them. Especially important are their decisions on these school closure matters.

As an aside David, I would argue vocifeously that NAIT, The Winspear Centre or The Jubilee Auditorium or some other huge facility should host the closure meeting on April XIIIth. The decision should have a bigger meeting facility than the standard room at the Centre IV Education on Kingsway. Say the Myer Horowitz Theatre at the University of Alberta Campus. It was good enough to host all 6 ex-Prime Ministers in a conversation format & the chats were filmed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Surely this could be done again.



Source: Shaw TV.

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