Bill 24: Education (Alberta) Tag

15 Nov 2017 Update: Bill 24 threatens parental rights in Alberta

Bill 24 threatens parental rights in Alberta **UPDATE** Bill 24 has since passed through the Alberta Legislature. JCCF has announced they will be initiating a legal challenge to Bill 24 soon. *** Bill 24 creates an environment that assumes parents are a detriment to the wellbeing of their own children. Bill 24 also threatens to shut down Christian schools, and other faith-based schools by mandating things that people of faith simply cannot do. How can parents instruct their children according to their faith convictions if others are keeping information about their children...

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14 Nov 2017 LN Feature: Crunch time on Bill 24

Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta ARPA Canada lawyer, John Sikkema Mike Schouten, Director of Advocacy Alberta's Bill 24 is the topic for our feature today. The Alberta Legislature is set to resume committee hearings today on Bill 24, called an "Act to Protect Gay Straight Alliances". ARPA has launched a major initiative to oppose this bill, including phone calls and EasyMails. On the feature today, ARPA lawyer John Sikkema and Mike Schouten. They've both been doing a lot of work on this file in the past week. ------- LN: John, I want to start with you...

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07 Nov 2017 Your kids’ teachers could legally keep you in the dark

Donna Trimble Alberta Education Minister David Eggen has tabled long-expected amendments to the province's Education Act. Among other things, Bill 24, which is entitled "An Act to Protect Gay-Straight Alliances", will make it a crime for schools to inform parents if children are struggling with issues of sexual identity, or if they have chosen to join a so-called Gay-Straight Alliance Club at their school, unless children give their explicit consent. Donna Trimble from the group "Parents for Choice in Education" says the new rules are pretty egregious, because there are virtually...

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10 Oct 2017 LN Feature: Protecting kids from their parents

David Eggen, Alberta Minister of Education Keith Penner, Principal of Living Waters Christian Academy There's a showdown looming in Alberta between the government and parents who choose not to send their children to public schools. Last week, Education Minister David Eggen put forward a plan to introduce a bill that would make it a crime for all schools - including private, independent, and Christian Schools - to communicate with parents if children in those schools decide to join so-called "Gay-Straight Alliance Clubs", or if those children admit to struggling with gender identity...

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