New Brunswick Minister of Education Roland Hache has refused a request for information about the apparently "top secret" driver education training program that the government has developed despite a Coroner's Jury recommendation for "nothing less" than trained Class 2 yellow school bus drivers behind the wheels of MFAVs.
In April we wrote to the New Brunswick Minister of Education, Roland Hache, requesting a meeting with him to discuss the implementation of Recommendation 6 of the Coroners Inquest into the death of our sons. Click here to read April 15, 2010 letter to Minister Hache.
We also asked for details on the New Brunswick government sponsored driver training program for volunteers who offered to drive the 21 and 24 passenger Multi Function Activity Vehicles.
We received a response from the Minister on May 14 telling us in no uncertain terms that he didn't think he had to discuss the Coroners Inquest recommendation and that if we wanted to know anything about the volunteer driver training program, we'd have to make a Right To Information Request. Click here to read Minister Hache's letter dated May 14, 2010.
What is it about the volunteer driver training program that the minister is afraid to share with the public?
Could it be that the public will find out that it's cheaper to use Class 2 Bus drivers who are already trained to drive Yellow School Buses than it is to run this new driver training program for volunteer mothers and fathers, coaches and teachers who believe they are doing their schools a favour when they offer to drive these MFAVS for free?
We'd like to know, and we're going to find out, rest assured! Maybe then, the minister will find out it is "necessary" to talk to us.