The updated Driver Education program in our province will require considerably more parental involvement.
Lou Gervino is the manager of Driver Ed at Manitoba Public Insurance.  He says study after study has shown children do better when their parents are involved in the learning process.  So, parents will have to attend one of the initial classes and keep a log book of time spent supervising their child at the wheel.  There is also a new textbook that includes instruction on items unique to Manitoba.  Furthermore, classroom time is being increased from 27 to 34 hours.  The changes take effect in September.