Isabelle Hains speaks at a press conference held December 11, 2008, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Fredericton, NB.
Media Advisory: December 1, 2010
Press Conference in Fredericton Boardroom 4 at Crowne Plaza 1:30 pm, December 1, 2010
Isabelle Hains of Bathurst, NB will be meeting with Hon. Jody Carr, Minister of Education, at 3 pm on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 in Room 48 of the NB Legislature.
Prior to the meeting, Mrs. Hains will be available to speak to the media from 1:30 to 2:15 pm in Boardroom 4 of the Crowne Plaza (Lord Beaverbrook Hotel), Fredericton.
In light of the incident last Wednesday, November 24, 2010, in which Prestige Bus Service knowingly drove 60 students from Marshview Middle School in Sackville, NB 298 kms to Halifax, NS with bald tires, Mrs. Hains intends to ask the Minister to implement the final recommendations of the Coroners Inquest into the Boys in Red tragedy:
"Nothing less than a qualified Class 2 yellow school bus driver with endorsements for school buses and air brakes should be used for travel to off-site extra-curricular events. Teachers, coaches and parents, as well as volunteers, should not drive children to off-site events"
"Only yellow school buses or multi-function activity vehicles to be used for travel."