Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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EDMONTON - Alberta's United Conservatives say the government may be using a bill on gay-straight alliances to prepare for kids to be taught sex education without parents being told.

Gay-straight alliances are peer-support clubs set up by students to promote understanding and help L-G-B-T-Q kids feel safe and free from bullying.

M-L-A Mike Ellis told the legislature Thursday that the N-D-P government must reassure Albertans that they have no intention of coming after their rights as parents.

The bill makes it illegal for school officials to tell parents when a child joins an alliance.

Ellis proposed an amendment, saying it would clear up the issue.

But Premier Rachel Notley's New Democrats, using their majority, rejected the amendment. …

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