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Premier Prentice: Proposing a new bill related to education

November 27, 2014

*** ADDITIONAL LINK TO NEWS ARTICLE ADDED AT BOTTOM: 7:27PM

Premier Prentice has announced in a press conference at 1 pm Thursday November 27 that he will be proposing new legislation which he states will assure the rights and freedoms of all people. This new legislation will be posted once it is available.

Quote from today's Press conference:

Sadly, however intended, the current Alberta Liberal bill to legislate gay-straight alliances has forced elected MLAs into a position of pitting all of those beliefs — which their constituents share — against one another.

“Bill 202 asks us to cast aside our constituents’ beliefs in parental rights (and) in the autonomy of school boards to support GSAs. It’s unfair to us and to those whom we represent.

“This is too important an issue to be reduced to a political game. When faced with such an unfair and unbalanced approach, I believe it is the job of a premier and the job of a government to show leadership and to build consensus, because rights need to be advanced, because children need to be protected, because parents need to be reassured and because school boards need to be respected.”

- Premier Jim Prentice, November 27, 2014

 

Information on the new bill included in this news article:  http://www.edmontonsun.com/2014/11/27/proposed-pc-bill-10-in-reaction-to-bill-202-on-gay-straight-alliances-draws-criticism-in-alberta-legislature

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