Bill 10 and Alberta Education Guidelines Petition

The best way to provide a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment in schools is through active parental involvement and participation. A law and education guidelines that expressly and deliberately excludes parents from having a say as to what clubs and activities will take place at the schools attended by their children, and does not inform parents of their children’s involvement in such clubs, is contrary to achieving this goal. It should be the decision of parents (not politicians, bureaucrats, special interest groups, or political activists) as to the format of clubs and activities that are developed at the school attended by their children. A child’s greatest allies are his or her parents, and it is essential parents are informed of the struggles their children are facing with regards to their sexual identity, so parents can support their children going forward.

Parents for Choice in Education is sponsored a Peaceful Rally to Protect Alberta Children by upholding parental rights on May 14 2016, at both the Calgary McDougall Centre and the Edmonton Legislature. It was a great success! Thousands came out to make their voices heard!

We want to send a special thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who made this rally possible in both cities! If you wish to be a part of the work PCE engages in please sign up to volunteer with us here: Volunteer Form

Parents for Choice in Education has decided to make the rally a yearly event. The tentative date for the next Peaceful Rally to Protect Alberta Children is May 13, 2017!

We will also keep gathering signatures on the petitions, 20 000 signatures and growing!

We will not stop!  Government of Alberta must amend Bill 10 and return parents to to their rightful position as the primary caregivers and educators to their children. No legislation or school board policy can remain on the books that strips these rights.

 

Petition Requesting Bill 10 Amendments

The best way to provide a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment in schools is through active parental involvement and participation. A law that expressly and deliberately excludes parents from having a say as to what clubs and activities will take place at the schools attended by their children, and does not inform parents of their children’s involvement in such clubs, is contrary to achieving this goal. It should be the decision of parents (not politicians, bureaucrats, special interest groups, or political activists) as to the format of clubs and activities that are developed at the school attended by their children. A child’s greatest allies are his or her parents, and it is essential parents are informed of the struggles their children are facing with regards to their sexual identity, so parents can support their children going forward.

To the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, in Legislature Assembled:
We, the undersigned residents of Alberta, demand the amendment or full recall of Bill 10, so as to restore Alberta parental rights to be informed and involved in the development of anti-bullying clubs in Alberta schools, for the benefit of their children.

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Paper petitions hold more weight and can be presented in the Alberta Legislature so below find a copy of an updated petition -which includes a request regarding the recently released guidelines and an address column, along with two short and concise fact sheets that can be used to approach concerned citizens in Alberta for their signatures. Do not worry if you have begun with the older version of the petition. Keep them and send them in, as they are all asking for the same thing, amendments to Bill 10, which led to the guidelines. Do not sign more than one version of the Bill 10 petition (online, the older version, or the newer updated petition; sign only once). This petition does NOT require a witness column.

Anyone interested in taking part in this important endeavour can print the attached PDFs:

Petition: Bill 10 Amendment and Education Guidelines Petition
Fact Sheet Option #1: Bill 10 & Guidelines Fact Sheet
Fact Sheet Option #2: Myths vs Fact PCE Bill 10

Education Guidelines for Best Practices: Key Issues

Please send all complete petitions to
Parents for Choice in Education:
c/o Donna Trimble
PO Box 69032 Bridlewood
Calgary, AB T2Y 4T9

Signed and gathered petition signatures? Go to Citizen Action in 10 Steps

If the School Board will not hear your concerns consider a School Board Public Meeting Petition 

To find the contact information of your local MLA go HERE

Contact your Federal Member of Parliament as this issue is now federal with the introduction of Legislation at the Federal level by the Candian Liberal Party of Canada. Contact  your MP today. For more go HERE

For a more in-depth understanding of PCE’s position on Bill 10 please read the papers we have published on our site:

GSAs – What Alberta parents should know about Bill 10

and

GSAs-Researching the Research

For a Medical Response to the Gender Guidelines go HERE

For presentations on the issue go HERE

Columns:

Calgary Herald: 2016-03-08 NDP should take a measured approach to bullying in schools (1)

Calgary Herald: 2016-01-16 Calgary Herald An Alberta Parent’s Call to Action

Edmonton Journal: Let Parents, Educators Choose What’s Best

Calgary Sun: Education Should Be About Family

PCE has joined forces with Alberta Parents for Children’s Rights and Informed Albertans and they have a page of many relevant articles to edify the position of citizens opposed to Bill 10 and the Education Guidelines for Best Practices. To view these go here: Helpful Articles

For your information here are links to Alberta Government PDFs:

Government Documents:

Bill 10

Education Guidelines

Bill 7

Guidelines for submitting petitions to the Legislature: petition_guide