Legislation on the education act and school boards was discussed in the Saskatchewan Legislature today (Thurs).
The NDP is calling on the Wall government to scrap the proposed legislation, fearing the bill will give the provincial government too much control over school boards.
The opposition also contends the bill will enable the government to run roughshod over school divisions.
But Premier Brad Wall says if the legislation had been in place, the government could have stopped a lawsuit which led to a court ruling forcing ten thousand non-Catholic students to change schools.
His government is using the not withstanding clause of the charter of rights to overturn the controversial court ruling.