Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark is pleased to see that his motion, though not debated in the house, has been taken seriously by the Minister of Education.
“My motion was on the order paper this past session, and I was able to share my concerns with the Minister many times during the fall sitting,” said Clark. “I was proud to argue for my motion, stating that Alberta’s Minister of Education needs to step in to impose a uniform policy on any board that does not full implement Bill 10, including an acceptable sexual orientation and gender identity and expression policy, and included a firm deadline of March 31, 2016.”
The text of Clark’s motion was as follows:
Be it resolved that the Legislative Assembly urge the Government to require all public, separate, private, and charter school boards to implement Bill 10, An Act to Amend the Alberta Bill of Rights to Protect our Children, as passed by the Assembly on March 10, 2015 by adopting a detailed policy on or before March 31, 2016, containing clear guidelines for staff, students, and boards to address the specific challenges facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and plus (LGBTQ+) students and if a board’s policy does not meet the legislated requirements as determined by the Minister of Education, the Minister shall impose an appropriate policy on that board.
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