Bill 24 - An Act to Support Gay Straight Alliances - was introduced in the legislature on Thursday, November 2, 2017. The stated aim of the legislation is to provide a caring and safe environment for students, but the practical application of this bill is to effectively remove parents from being the primary supporters and guides of their children. Bill 24 mandates that those who attend GSAs, (which could potentially include youth who are struggling with making important identity decisions) be deprived of their right to be guided and supported by those who care for them most, their parents.
AHEA met with Minister Eggen's staff to discuss Bill 24. It was suggested that the legislation would not come out and 'touch' home educators, but it does affect parental authority.
AHEA supports caring for and loving students which is why there is concern for the mandated removal of parents.
Please consider contacting your MLA.
AHEA encourages you to voice your support to those MLAs who stand for parental authority: MLAs opposed to Bill 24