Update: Following extensive media coverage and discussion on social media, the Minister of Education Hon. Rob Fleming responded to Inclusion BC’s report on the use of restraints and seclusion in BC Schools. The Minister spoke to the Times Colonist in May:
“We’re going to act on this really quickly,” Fleming told reporters at the B.C. legislature. “I can’t speak for why the previous government did not have a lot to show for the last five years. My first reaction was the 2018 report is very similar to 2013.”
The BC Teachers Federation also responded to the report.
Inclusion BC has spoken with Ministry officials and has requested a meeting with the Minister.