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Where Do We Go From Here?

Unfortunately, it does not appear that the Minister of Education, Thomas Lukaszuk understood the depth or breadth of the implications of s.16. Immediately after the rally Mr. Lukaszuk tweeted: “Attended a rally put on by some home schoolers who protest against human rights in education.”

It is extremely disappointing that Mr. Lukaszuk continues to misunderstand, misinterpret or misrepresent what we are saying. It is Alberta Human Rights laws imposed in every component of our education and in our homes that we oppose. Alberta Human Rights Legislation was never intended to be used that way.

In actuality, the starting gate gun has just been shot. As of today, we are running the race for our freedom. Our voice has finally been heard and there is concerted opposition. If our efforts die off now, the government will be convinced that they finally made us understand that we have nothing to worry about.

They are wrong.

 

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Rally at the Legislature: March 5, 2012

Yesterday’s rally at the legislature was an incredible show of support for our request for changes to Bill 2 Education Act.  There were an estimated 500 people! Be encouraged as it is unusual to have a this many people congregate in support of any cause.  People from all corners of the province including Milk River, Drumheller, Vermilion, Slave Lake, Grande Prairie, Calgary, Edmonton and many more attended.  There was significant media coverage which including several television stations and major newspapers.

Education Minister Thomas Lukasuk attended the entire demonstration as did Wildrose Education Critic Rob Anderson and both had opportunity to hear and speak.  Minister Lukaszuk spoke to the intent of his department to support home educators with no indication that any changes would be made to the proposed legislation.  Rob Anderson read two amendments to Bill 2 which he plans to bring forth in the legislature.

Support for parental rights in our homes, religious freedom, and parental authority were astounding and the rally made a clear statement that Bill 2 Education Act infringes on our rights as parents.

Thomas Lukaszuk's Tweet after rally

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