The changes, unveiled by Education Minister Bill Hogan at a press conference in Fredericton, immediately triggered a mini revolt, and eight PC MLAs boycotted the legislature’s morning’s proceedings

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, facing an internal revolt from eight of his MLAs over freshly revealed and controversial changes to the policy that sets gender rules in public schools, says he’s prepared to fight an election over the issue if need be.

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But it doesn’t appear he’ll have to make that call immediately.

The review of Policy 713, a source of growing controversy since Brunswick News first revealed it was underway, has engulfed the government for weeks.

Three changes to the policy were unveiled on Thursday.

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