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Quick Update - September 19
In this week's Quick Update Colin talks about ARPA's new policy report on euthanasia, an upcoming bill in Parliament that deals with surrogacy, and why it's important for you to know what's going on in your kid's school. The best part is, he does this all while going for a walk through downtown Ottawa! 🙂
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Government completely out of control!!

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https://lethbridgeherald.com/commentary/opinions/2018/09/18/engaged-parents-make-a-difference/

For some parents, the school year started on a sour note. Alberta’s Education Minister David Eggen kicked it off with threats against 61 independent schools to impose Eggen-approved policies.

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For some parents, the school year started on a sour note. Alberta’s Education Minister David Eggen kicked it off with threats against 61 independent schools to impose Eggen-approved policies.
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If the schools are truly independant and don't want to follow the rules set out by the Alberta government then simply stop taking funding from them.

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Good write up from Arpa !!

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You call schools ‘independent’ but want provincial government funds but not follow rules instituted by the elected officials.

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It's about time all places of worship paid taxes

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dont want to follow the policies? stop taking public money

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Leave the teaching to teachers and the sex education to parents. Worked for me. Don,t pay for teacher to decide if my kid should be pressed on the idea if they are a boy or girl . Teach them to read and write that,s what school is for .

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This thing is about outing gay kids. I agree with Ab Ed on this.

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this is what happens when conservatives get in charge: www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/09/gay-kid-repeatedly-hospitalized-bullied-now-hes-suing-school/

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It is all about the state having control over our children

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I look forward to him losing his job. Hope not to much damage has been done. Drop ALL of his policies - they are ideologically driven and have nothing to do with education.

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He's doing his best to shut down free thought, parental authority and all forms of private education.

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ARPACanadaFolks, although we may disagree with decisions from our leaders, let us be sure to show them the honour they are worthy of, as God put them in these positions of authority (Romans 13).

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Kym Peter's, I don't disagree that a parent has a right to know what's going on with their child at school, but that's where it's important to have open communication with the child. Its statistically proven that kids that don't identify as straight have a higher risk of suicide because they don't have people to talk to. A parent is suppose to be there through thick and thin, but it's rather obvious that there is a massive gap in that. Speak to people who have grown up in those situations and it might open your eyes to how important it is to have an outlet.

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Is teen suicide amongst the gay community non existent within these schools? Do you think that your parenting skills are much higher because of faith or school selection? Having been raised around private/ religious schools I already know the answer to that question.

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Henry Van Der Molen. I think its fair to say that I think its completely up to the child to decide if they want to be part of a group, and I don't think that anyone is forcing these folks into a room after school to join a gay straight alliance. The option is there though if they feel that they need a safe place to talk and get their feelings out. It seems to me that it's not open for discussion with many of you on here because it's not "gods will". So now a child knows that he cant talk to his parents because they are closed minded around the issue, the same parents that preach love and unity and community and forgiveness. Where does that leave the child? It's okay to push religion on people and have them fear something that is quite possibly make belief, however once science and statistics become involved it's wrong....come on......

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Good answer Jim, students should feel safe at home and in school and have a safe place to talk and get their feelings out. I suspect that safe place to talk and get their feelings out would come to a screeching stop when that student was to be asked where he/she might have learned about the possibilities of these optional feelings. I mean think about it, I don't know how old you are, but when I was in school I was playing make belief in kindergarten, Red Rover, Red Rover we call Mabel over in grade school as well as tetherball and tag, I had no idea there were alternative options to my gender. I never thought about gender in math when two trains were approaching from opposite directions at different speeds and where they were going to meet. It never even crossed my mind that they might be on the same track and might not slow down. What do these clubs look like, should they validate the student's feelings and go on to explore them? or should they question the feelings and look into the possibilities of it being a phase or strong emotions towards someone else? Which one helps the student? As Christians, we are all prone to the same things as any other human obviously, recognizing that we are subject to our King and creator we must fight those urges that don't conform to His will, and we often fail miserably. It would seem that when we begin to think we are our own authourity that we follow what we want and when others cluck their tongue at us it is embarrassing and we decide that it's even hurtful. Perhaps that's why everyone should conform? that will make it better? I hope that makes sense, I might have rambled a bit.

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Typical ndp socialist communist style. That is their mandate

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And isn't this where the conversation should go. Being gay is not a choice, similar to depression, similar to being black. Where do kids learn about choice? Is it the kids choice or the parents choice? I grew up with a few kids that were gay, it wasn't like they came out and said that they are gay however they were different than most of the other boys. This was in elementary. Did I know what gay was? no. Did I recognize that they were different and watch as they got picked on? yes. Do you think that these boys knew that they were gay at a young age? What do you think the impact of being different and being picked on had on them? Was it from watching the smurfs? Was it because they weren't told that it's not alright? Science backs evolution, that's something that is reality, yet it's still getting push back. If you think religion belongs around young and growing minds then thats great, I don't. I have watched what religion has done to young people in places like bountiful, I have watched hatred come out of something that is suppose to be about love and inclusion.

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Our Rights are being eradicated little by little until it is no longer a democracy but a dictatorship!

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You ask which one helps the student? Having a safe place to talk without being judged is a fantastic place to start. It's extremely hard to believe that people have these opinions, its 2018, not 1900. Is it a choice to be black? Is it a choice that a person has epilepsy? My kids go to public school, it would be fantastic to remove all religious celebrations as I don't want them anywhere near the hatred and lies that you folks spew. In fact, my daughter is currently working on a presentation on weather gay marriage should be legal. This will be shown to her and she will be able to make up her own mind. Instead of her dad saying "no, those people are sick" it will be an open conversation.

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Private education you pay for it

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Let's get it straight. Why is everyone so interested in sex these days . Don't people have something better to do with their lives.no wonder the younger generation is so mixed up. Let's get them really confused and in twenty years we,'ll wonder oh my what is wrong with the world ...

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But it is vitally important for kindergarten kids to know that gay sex is wonderful and how to do it safely. That's PROGRESSIVE thinking, just like in ancient Rome......

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. P O S . be nice if he would climb back up notleys ass .the fucker belongs in a cell .

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Mark talks about ARPA’s upcoming Fall Tour, Parliament resumes next week, and the Government is talking Canada Summer Jobs for 2019.
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