Saskatchewan NDP calls for province to introduce legislation to protect gay-straight alliance clubs
|CTVnews 10 Apr 2019 at 14:20|
REGINA -- The Saskatchewan NDP is calling on Premier Scott Moe s government to introduce legislation that would protect students rights to form gay-straight alliance clubs.
Opposition Leader Ryan Meili says the issue is a topic of debate right now in Alberta, where the United Conservatives Jason Kenney says if elected he would replace legislation that prevents educators from telling parents if their children participate in GSAs.
Meili calls that move backwards and says the Saskatchewan Party government needs to legislate students rights to form or join a GSA.
The NDP says Saskatchewan is one of the only provinces where a student s right to do so is not protected by legislation.
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says the province already has a policy in place allowing for GSAs in schools that respects the confidentiality of students.
Meili says students are still facing barriers when it comes to forming GSAs, but Minister of Education Gord Wyant says he has not received a complaint.