POLITICS

Peace group opposes Regina school program that gives credit for military training

10/15/2014 03:19 EDT | Updated 12/15/2014 05:59 EST
REGINA - A woman with a Regina peace group says she's against a new program in city high schools that gives credit to students in the Canadian Forces reserves.

Starting in February, students who complete basic military training along with a Canadian history class will earn two high school credits.

They must be at least 16 and have completed Grade 10.

Florence Stratton with PeaceQuest Regina says a petition is circulating to get the province to cancel the program.

She says it will turn high schools into recruitment centres.

She says there should be similar incentives for students to study math, English and social studies.

(CKRM)