**Updated** Unclear whether Nova Scotia's high school rugby ban will be lifted

**Updated at 2:28 p.m.**

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston says students deserve straightforward answers surrounding rugby cancellation in high schools.

Education Minister Zach Churchill issued a directive to the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF) on Friday to immediately reinstate rugby for the duration of the season.

However, a memo dated May 5th surfaced today where NSSAF Executive Director Stephen Gallant says that since rugby isn't an official sport of the federation, it's up to the school principal to include it.

It also says Deputy Education Minister Cathy Montreuil actually met with officials from the NSSAF on March 29th to discuss the cancellation of rugby, the potential fallout, and possible alternatives.

Churchill said in a statement late Friday that the NSSAF had contravened a governing agreement with the province, adding that their decision came without appropriate consultation.

Houston says, at a minimum, Churchill was disingenuous when he issued his directive to reinstate rugby, knowing full well that his department was engaged in the process. 

The PC leader is calling on the minister to set the record straight on his role in the initial decision to cancel rugby.

Rugby Nova Scotia issued a statement this afternoon that they're working with the provincial government "on the next step toward expedient reinstatement".