06/20/2012 04:34 EDT | Updated 08/20/2012 05:12 EDT

Manitoba high schools will teach ecological literacy: Premier Greg Selinger

WINNIPEG - Grade 12 students in Manitoba will soon be offered a new course on the environment.

Premier Greg Selinger says the class will be called Global Issues — Citizenship and Sustainability.

He says it will teach students about ecological issues and ethical decision-making, and will encourage them to become involved in the democratic process.

Selinger made the announcement at a United Nations conference on sustainable development in Brazil.

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