Bill 2 will be debated soon in the legislature. A change in the fluid legislative agenda now suggests debate on the Bill may begin as early as today.
Please continue to contact your MLA, the Minister of Education, and the Premier's office voicing your concerns for Bill 2.
Speak your support for the amendments which will proposed by Wildrose Education Critic, Rob Anderson. The amendments are as follows:
1.Mr. Anderson to move that Bill 2, Education Act, be amended in the 8th recital of the Preamble, by striking out “parents have the right and the responsibility to make informed decisions respecting the education of their children” and substituting “parents have the paramount right and responsibility to make decisions respecting the education of their children”
2.Mr. Anderson to move that Bill 2, Education Act, be amended by striking out section 16 and substituting the following:
Education programs offered and instructional materials used in schools must
not promote or foster doctrines of racial or ethnic superiority or persecution,
religious intolerance or persecution, social change through violent action or
disobedience of laws.
(this clause is virtually identical to the second half of the previous section as it was written in the old Schools Act)