Tagged alberta

Policy for Albertan LGBTQ students long overdue

By Melanie Woods, January 21, 2016 — Education Minister David Eggen recently announced the provincial government’s new guidelines for LGBTQ students in the public school system. This document includes, among other items, pronoun usage, gender-neutral washrooms and the creation of safe spaces for diverse orientations and identities. This announcement is another step in a series…

Parks need environmental protection before tourism

By Sean Willett, January 12, 2016 — Earlier this year, Alberta’s new NDP government announced that Castle, a large area of land in southwestern Alberta near Pincher Creek, would be protected under Alberta’s parks and wildlands system. Environmentalists were thrilled — Castle is an area activists had been trying to get protected for decades, and…

Union membership should be optional

By Keean Bexte, December 1, 2015 — Freedom of association isn’t about politics. It’s about the freedom to choose which organizations, activities and points of view you join and support. Right now, however, students in Alberta are legally required to be a member of numerous organizations that claim to represent them — the University of…

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