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The government of Alberta must protect children from the physical & psychological sexual abuse of gender ideology.

  • Given the mountains of evidence that gender transition brings serious and irreversible harm, and in some cases death, to those that have been subjected to it.
  • Given the cases of James Younger and the unnamed girl in BC who’s father is being forced to call a boy.
  • Given the case of a mother suing her child’s ‘transition’ team for lying about the harm and side affects of cross-sex hormones and puberty blockers.
  • Given the parents who are suing their School for interfering in the normal sexual development of their child by promoting sexual transitions to their child without their prior knowledge or consent.
  • Given the blatant evidence that multiple public libraries are explicitly involved in the sexual grooming of children with “Drag Queen Story Hours”
  • Given that doctors in Ontario have openly accepted payment in order to cut the healthy breasts off of 13 & 14 year old girls.
  • Given that the Senate wishes to outlaw preventing children from transitioning, and publicly stating “mouth to ear” that there is only 2 sexes.
  • Given that communities like St. Albert and Fort Mac, Alberta have stepped outside their legitimate authority as municipalities and proceeded to willfully violate the inalienable rights of Albertans, and Canadians with unlawful bylaws that ban “Conversion Therapy.”
  • Given that the LGBT wish to force all children to accept the lie that they can become homosexual or transgender, but not become straight or ‘cis’.
  • And given that over 90% of Alberta’s schools promote and enforce gender ideology to some extent on Children as young as 5.

It is high time that the MLAs in Alberta do their duty and stop behaving like cowards, and protect Alberta’s children from such openly malicious, exploitative, and sexually abusive individuals that advocate for gender transition and gender identity ideology. If they can not do this most basic duty of governance, then they should step down, and let someone who does have the courage and conviction to protect our nations most vulnerable, do it instead. If they will not step up, nor will they step down, than their governance is illegitimate.

We are calling on you, the people of Alberta to write your MLA today, and remind them of their duty. Inform them of your concern for the welfare of Alberta’s children, and request that they table a law in this very session of legislature that would:

“criminalize any action by any individual or agency, foreign or domestic, to promote or provide gender transition surgeries or medications, or to encourage gender transition in any form of media, for any child not of the age of majority.”

We also recommend that you request that the penalties for violating such a law be stiff and include a permanent record.

As reported by Life Site News, people are dying by the thousands from ‘transition’ medications, and it is either negligent or malicious for our government to allow those medications to be promoted without hindrance to children in our schools or other public institutions. It is also massively hypocritical for gender transitions to be promoted while dire warnings of death and deformity are being spread over concerns with activities like ‘vaping’. So please, write your MLA today.

The castration, sterilization, mutilation, deforming, and sexual molestation of children conducted by adherents of gender ideology should be a crime of the most heinous order. And nothing short of a complete ban and criminalisation of such is acceptable in any civilized society. Absent of such protections, we are neither civilized, nor a society worth saving.

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The 2019 Alberta Election

Well, the Alberta Election is on, and the candidates are hitting the ground running. Notley dropped the writ, kicked open the door of the legislature, and came out spinning her arms wildly, flinging as many insults, and as much mud as possible at Kenney and the UCP. Thus far, watching the election really has been like watching spoiled siblings try to hurt each other as badly as possible, while simultaneously being terrified of getting hurt themselves, while the responsible sibling has to babysit them and keep them from destroying the house until mom and pop get back from marriage counseling. Sometime in October, at the latest. Of course the responsible sibling isn’t without their problems, but they can keep it together long enough….at least that is what everyone hopes. Which is why I’m writing this post.

A couple days ago….or was it just yesterday….I don’t know, time seems to be relative these days, I wrote a post on my Facebook page, stating that I disagreed with Kenney on the GSA issue. Now, I never said I wasn’t supporting U.C.P., or that I was telling people to vote for some other party, but some thought I was attacking Kenney. Some thought I was showing that the election was pointless. Some thought it was all hopeless. Some were afraid I would bring 4 more years of the NDP. I wasn’t doing any of that, nor was my intent to remove hope from peoples minds. My intent was actually to spur people on, to stay active, keep up their guard, and continue to press for change, even after the election. To show that even if the U.C.P. make government, there is still work to be done.

One of the sad things about our society today, is that the snow flake, oppressed, ‘tolerant’, feelings based, victim Olympics, has made most everyone utterly incapable of hearing, participating in, or acknowledge constructive criticism, rebuke, or debate. This has made critical thinking and discernment, (some call that discrimination,) nigh impossible. We then tell people what they were saying for them. Some take advantage of this, using vague and ambiguous language, so that they can be interpreted however they want, depending on the circumstance, and others do it quite unintentionally or unknowingly.

In my post disagreeing with Kenney, I thought I was making it clear that I liked what the U.C.P. plan, regarding removing Bill-24, was going to be, but that I simply disagreed that the A.T.A. or any other professional organization should 100% be trusted to be making decisions about other peoples children. There needs to be oversight, and consequences for abusing that trust.

So in an effort help people understand how I can be in support of a party or a candidate, and still be critical of them, or make them uncomfortable, I will attempt to explain how I come to a decision on who I vote for, and maybe, others will see the value in that process, and help them decide who to vote for.

My voting process consists of 3 levels based around the Beliefs, positions, and values at that level:

  1. Personal
  2. Party
  3. Candidate

If I can’t find a voting option at a lower level, I go up 1 level, and see if there is any position I can or am willing to change or compromise on, and then go back down a level, and see what new options might be available. I know this sounds funny when you read it, but this all actually goes on in peoples heads, for a great deal many of the decisions in their lives. It’s called a logic tree. I’m also prone to thinking in this manner, as I’m a programmer, but it is useful in critical thinking, because if your logic tree breaks a branch, then there is something fundamentally wrong with the idea you are trying to analyze.


Personal

My personal beliefs are always at the top. They are founded on a solid rock. That cornerstone is Jesus Christ. Everything I try to be, is based on Him. My position on all issues go back to what His position is. Are all my positions set in stone? No, many are, but others do shift, because I am fallible. I may be misinformed, confused, or just plane stubborn because I don’t want to accept the truth, or give up some thing I value. If I ever got to the point where I thought I was set on every single issue, and every single topic, then I have truly fallen from my rock.

There are some issues that are not debatable. Some things that are observably true, and to change my position on them, or compromise, would be to compromise reality, and the foundation by which I am anchored to. Those things include such issues as abortion, euthanasia, biology, faith, and marriage. Those issues can never be compromised. These issues usually help narrow down the choice of parties. Thankfully, I’ve never been left with no choice at this stage, but I could see it happening. Especially if cultural trends continue, and parties become hopeless to change.

Party

Choosing which party I vote for is easily narrowed down by finding out what their principles are, and a little bit by their platform. For instance, I would never vote for a party that is based on Marxist principles. Be it socialist, communist, or fascist. Marxist principles are fundamentally anti-God, anti-Family, and anti-Individual Responsibility. They are collectivist, totalitarian, and tyrannical at their core. Marxist political parties can be tied directly to the deaths of 180million people in the last century, and that number continues to climb. This puts parties like the N.D.P. and the Alberta Party firmly in the NO vote category, and by the logic tree, any candidate representing those parties, as they are saying they believe in and support the Marxist principles of their party.

Liberal or libertarian parties can still remain in the ‘maybe’ or ‘backup’ pile, but it heavily depends on their platforms, and their record of whether they truly hold to ‘liberal’ principles. Liberal parties tend to be more anarchical than liberal, and they remind me of the old Biblical phrase, “and every man did what was right in his own eyes.” The Liberal Party of Canada for instance, by its fruit, is actually more like red N.D.P.ers. (Red Communists?) I’d never vote for the L.P.C., just based on their track record.

So that just leaves the various conservative parties.

Candidate

No we get to the last level of the logic tree. This is where we get the responsibility of getting to know the individual that says they will represent you. When I’ve gotten to this level, and I decide I don’t like the candidate, and I have to go back up a level, it is usually because I have serious issues with the candidate. There is something really rank about them, or alarm bells are going off. It could be a high degree of untrustworthiness, or they openly display contrary values to that of the party they say they represent. I’ve only had to vote for a different party because a candidate was this bad once, and my second choice wasn’t all that bad.

Fortunately, this election, I know the U.C.P. candidates for Cypress-Medicine Hat, and Brooks-Medicine Hat well enough to know I will not have any trouble voting for the one that will represent me. They are both the kinds of people I would be proud to see elected. (I know that last paragraph was a bit awkward to read, but the constituency lines moved this election, and I’m now in a different riding.)


I hope you now understand how I come to a decision on who to vote for, and that what I’ve said might help you develop your own process for deciding who to vote for. Choosing who to vote for is not a simple task, and it should be given a great deal of thought. Your choice can affect generations of people coming after you, so please don’t base your choice on feelings, fears, or promises. Give it a somber second thought.

I hope you now also understand why I may criticize someone I may be voting for. I am striving to make a good choice better. I wish to see the best option possible, and the best future possible for our children, and their children. I can not simply give up fighting because I saw ‘my team’ win. ‘My team,’ can always use improvement, and the best way to do that is to stay involved, and let them know when I think they are making a mistake.

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Government Criminality

Where do I begin? It’s an honest question. There is just so much going on. The insanity, corruption, bigotry, it’s over 9000. Daily I read dozens of stories that just make you ask, “When is Jesus coming back?” “How long Lord, how long?” Even comedians who take a 1.5 month hiatus are coming back, and having too much to mock to even bother going over it all.

Just last weekend saw thousands of people across the political spectrum slandering a group of boys, with no evidence, and only a substantially edited video by a man with a sordid history of lying and bigotry. I’m still trying to figure out what exactly the boys of Covington did that was so heinous? I see many still condemning them for ‘disrespect’. For smiling. Heaven forbid someone smile today. What a great offense, but I’m getting off topic.

You might not know it by the flood of links and comments I put on my Facebook page, but I actually have many many more that I don’t share, and I don’t write about or comment on. It would be a full time job, and I have one already. You would be surprised how many times I’ve started to wright something, and then shelved it in the void of wordpress ‘drafts’.

For instance, that visceral, condescending ,claptrap of a commercial Gillette put out. That commercial saw me taking a different stance than “Focus on the Family”. An organization my family and I have supported for decades and is linked to on this site. One I even did volunteer work for years ago. You have no idea how much I wanted to write about that, but a lot of other good people got it covered.

No, I leave the mundane dailies to my shares on that fraudulent two faced corporation with a forked tongue, known as Facebook. Most of what I read is just snippets that people need to be aware of, not things they specifically need to take action on, or really would care to be concerned about enough for me to urge them to take note.

I save the really egregious, outrageous, and lesser known topics for this site. Those topics that will directly affect you. That will harm you, your family, or livelihood. Those items that are, (or should be, ) of serious concern to the parents of SD76 and beyond.

For instance, did you know that a policy is being tabled tonight at the Medicine Hat Public School District Board Meeting, that will make your personal social media conduct subject to discipline by the Board? All you need do is volunteer in any capacity whatsoever for anything in the district, and magically, an appointed representative of the superintendent can scour your history for anything that they think may “reflect negatively” on the district. Now, I’ll not go into this as yet, as the Board will not have even been given this suggested policy until Tonight’s meeting, and what I do next is dependent on how the Board receives it. It will never work, and is unmanageable anyway. This does however lead into my whole point of writing this post. Government Criminality.

I will not pretend that anyone that knows me in even the slightest, doesn’t know who I will not be voting for in the upcoming election, but those who know me more closely, and follow what I wright, know I call out lies, injustice, and evil no matter the party affiliation. See my “PRIDE goes before destruction” article if you are skeptical. That one destroyed any chances I had for provincial political aspirations, had I made them. Heck I’ve even been known to defend people that I’ve had a falling out with. So why do I need to state this preamble?

Well, what we have witnessed over the last couple of years, is a sharp rise in mainstreaming government criminality. This was happening to a smaller extent under the PC party in Alberta, but with the rise of the NDP and their now obviously apparent corruption, the under belly of unions and tyrants have seen it as their time to make their bold and debased move for power and indecency before that opportunity is lost in May.

I needed to make known to you that I’m not ‘picking’ on the NDP. I’m not a partisan campaign outlet. I have only one party loyalty, and only one platform. That of my Lord Jesus Christ, and the truth that is his word, which is written in the Bible. That being said, in my opinion, the NDP (the party) are just like Palpatine, beyond hope of turning things around. They feed off of evil policy. They have sold themselves to the prince of lies, and in fact [show this. ] [Repeatedly.]

I still hold out hope that Kenney, and the UCP will honour their word, and that the party isn’t beyond hope. To quote Luke Skywalker, “Because there is good in him, I’ve felt it. … I can turn him back to the good side. I have to try.” The UCP can’t rest easy though, because I’ll be on them as quick as I was on Doug Ford for his lies about the Sex Ed repeal.

Also…um well, I need the preamble because the NDP are now, like criminal thugs, openly lying to the courts, flaunting the law, and persecuting people in secret courts, where you are not allowed to defend yourself. They are the epitome of an evil wicked illegitimate government, and you need to make sure that you make it known that you don’t work for any party, lest they come in the night and disappear you, (metaphorically of course.)

I’ve had interesting interactions with the Rebel over the years. I followed them for a while, then I stopped, and shortly there after they had that disaster with Faith Goldy, and that face palm incident with hush money in the UK, but that is actually besides the point. The point is, what the NDP are doing to them is criminal. No if, ands, or butts about it. It is criminal, illegal, corrupt, and dishonest for the NDP to be doing this.

They lied to the court. They broke notification laws. They violated rights to fair trial. And they did it all in secret using blatantly bias council and with reckless disregard for conflicts of interest. As I stated earlier, this isn’t even the first time they have lied to the courts.

So what do we do? Yes, we can get a different government, but what good does that do when unions like the Alberta Teachers Association are showing the same reckless disregard for the law, human rights, or are pathologically lying to the public? Well, we find a neutral arbiter to come in and investigate, and meed out justice where the other parties are unable or unwilling to.

That is where the Ombudsman comes in. Yes, typically we don’t see a lot of action from the Ombudsman, but that is the only course of action we have left. If law enforcement, the courts, the government, and even the Ombudsman will not take on the cause of truth and justice, then we can rest knowing we took every action possible to us, and that whatever befalls this Province or Country lies squarely on their shoulders. Our hands are clean.

As 1000s of you are aware, I’ve written a letter to the Alberta Ombudsman, requesting that she open an investigation into Alberta Education. My intent is to submit that letter at the end of the month, since I have not heard any response from it’s posting. While I am ecstatic that nearly 560 people have signed that letter, I was hoping for at least 2000. Surely there are 2000 people in this province who are as concerned as the 560 of us?

So I make this request….this challenge of my readers, if you have signed this letter, or do plan on signing, please share it with at least 5 other people whom you know, that would also likely sign it. Personally make the request, whether by phone or in person. Don’t just share it and think a ‘like’ is a signature. Ask them if they read it. What did they think? Do they support it. You could even share this post as supporting information.

And to any ranking member of the UCP reading this. It may be politically expedient for you to support this letter. Since the current government will be looking for ways to bash the UCP after the election, it might be good to get ahead of the game and support an investigation, so that the people know you are serious about weeding out corruption in Alberta Education. Most of the people involved in education are not elected. You would be distancing yourself from any incrimination after taking the reigns.

With that I hope and pray for our leaders. That they may see the the error of their ways. That they may not harden their hearts, and fight the wind. Grant them wisdom, understanding, and compassion. I pray for Alberta, and a day of repentance, and a return to truth, justice, and mercy.

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The Eminent Sire’s Pontifications Episode 4 Dangerous People Pt. 2 – The 3 ‘I’s in Education

[UPDATE:] More articles on the attack upon the foundations of Society.

Life Site News seems to be the largest group to pick up this story? Wonder why that is?

Alberta’s NDP says Christian school cannot state that God’s authority supersedes human authority

Canadian province demands faith-based schools purge religious content from policies

[UPDATE:] Video from John Carpay of the Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms.

Alberta Government Attacking Religious Schools

Alberta Education states that failure to remove the religious content from a school’s “Safe and Caring” policies “may result in funding implications … and the suspension or cancellation of accreditation.”The Justice Centre represents parents and dozens of schools in a constitutional challenge to the Bill 24 secrecy provisions, which require withholding information from parents about their own children.Learn more about this case at www.JCCF.ca

Posted by Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms on Friday, September 28, 2018

[UPDATE:] Some additional articles on this topic have been published just in the last 24 hours. You can find them highlighted in the references link.

Good evening concerned parents.  [Skip to 7:50 to bypass all this extra stuff and get to the topic.]

Welcome episode 4 pt 2 of ESP

Long time since last update.  Have good reason. The material just keeps coming at a fever pitch.

First, a note about some of the changes to the website I’m making.

I’ve set up the Disqus commenting system, so that you don’t need an account on cposd76.com to talk about posts. You do still have to have an account to post to the Forums.

I’ve eliminated the parent watch ‘post’ page, and just made the forums the parent watch page. The separate page was redundant, and the forums do the job nicely.

You will notice in the coming weeks several Facebook feeds being incorporated directly into the site. These are from partners and like minded political and advocacy groups. (Greater detail in video on this.)

I’m developing an app that will post content from this site directly to facebook the minute it goes live. This way we will have content flowing both ways, and circumvent some of facebook’s manipulations.

I’ll be making a few changes to the resources and ‘get involved’ pages. They are in dire need of an update.

A quick update on C.P.O.S. and what is going on there. That too has been delayed.

Changes to law and outcomes from court cases, scheduling difficulties, time, and finances have caused delays, in prongs of the plan, but they are still moving forward.

The planned meetings for the Create prong are still being organized. Slated most likely for October.

Finally, the Dangerous people in Education, and boy oh boy, do I have a lot of material for this.

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51/49 chance your child will die. The NDP like those odds!

Over the past month new content on this site has been rather scarce. There are many reasons for that (including updates and changes to layout, but that will be in my video,) but next to available time, the primary reason is that there has just been so much insanity in government and public education, that I just have not been able to keep up with it and sanitize it.

On September 12th, I learned some very disturbing news. It was disturbing for several reasons. One of which being that I read a study that said 50.8% of female to male transgender children had attempted to kill themselves. This was a long term study, that surveyed 600 teens over a 3 year period between 2012 and 2015. With another study from Brown, (that was actually pulled down because it flew in the face of the agenda of trans-marxists,) stating that it found that transgenderism is heavily influenced by peer pressure and social status, we get a lethal situation that will unquestionably result in the deaths of multitudes of children. Tack on to that that some sources are saying the vast majority of those children suddenly identifying as trans are female to male, and you get into some dark waters as to where this is all heading.

With the recent revelation earlier this month that teachers in Australia are being ‘taught’ to ‘spot’ transgender children, when even the children might not know it, and that even the proponents of those ‘lessons’ say they have seen a 236% increase in children claiming to be trans, you can’t help but think that these people want your children to be put at risk.

“Teachers [are] now being taught to spot potential transgender students in the classroom – with experts claiming the move has contributed to a 236 per cent surge in the number of kids wanting to change sex in the past three years. The new training is being rolled out with the help of gender identity experts in primary and secondary schools. Critics say the move has contributed to a surge of children identifying as transgender, while Prime Minister Scott Morrison says educators should ‘let kids be kids.’ However, gender counsellor Dr Elizabeth Riley says the program is about listening to children experiencing gender dysphoria and trying to reduce their distress. Dr Riley told Sky News the initiative is geared towards supporting students who have come forward as having ‘gender variants’ and meeting their needs.” the News Corp newspaper reported.

This all reminds me of the Calgary Sexual Health Center [CSH] and it’s role in ‘spotting’ an autistic girl who didn’t know she was trans, and keeping it all a secret from the parents. (Also of the case of Andy) That poor girl eventually became suicidal, and got happier once the parents found out and started preventing everyone from ‘affirming’ her behind their backs. (Bill-24 mandates this back-stabbing of parents by the way.) Of course during the Bill 24 injunction hearing the ‘woke’ justice said that the sworn testimony of the girls parents was anecdotal, but the CSH testimony that said they had nothing to do with it despite literally being involved with the LGBT™
events at her school. But I digress…

Now at this point you may be think “what a transphobe,” but you would be wrong. A phobia is an irrational fear of something, and the fears I’m expressing here are not in the least bit irrational. Besides, I’m not afraid of transgenders. Transgender kids are not at all scary. Deserving of empathy for sure, but not scary. No, the fear I’m expressing is of government brutality and malfeasance. It’s the NDP governments irrational, insane, bigoted hatred for family, independence, and Christianity. It’s the NDP’s phobia for truth, (among many other things,) and what I read later in the day on the 12th, is what really showed my fears were far from irrational.

…the fear I’m expressing is of government brutality and malfeasance.

After reading of the painfully high rates of suicide attempts among trans females, I came across an article where trans-activists in London were vehemently defending their assertion that Gulags were “compassionate” places for “re-education.” These [hack]tivists were actually stating that anyone that goes against their believe should be sent to a Gulag and ‘re-educated’, and they refused to apologize for it. There actions wouldn’t be so bad, after all they were kicked out of the student union, but for the fact that people in the UK are already being blacklisted and punished for opposing trans ideology. Not to mention the tyrannical law of compelled trans-speech here in Canada through C-16.

What the trans-activists at Goldsmiths University were really saying, is that they would rather have half their population kill themselves than lose any of their extra rights as a privileged class. They would even go so far as to ship people off to death camps in order to retain their beliefs and power. If you have not started to wonder about the sanity and intelligence of these people, and not begun to understand why self harm in this pecking clique is so high, than you must be an NDP supporter.

So what about the NDP? I have not shown you anything to think the NDP have anything dangerous or nefarious planned. Well, hang on a minute. I have not gotten to it yet. I told you that this insanity is happening so fast and so often, it’s hard to process it all and sanitize it for your consumption.

So what about the NDP? I have not shown you anything to think the NDP have anything dangerous or nefarious planned.

The last thing I read on the 12th that sent shivers down my spine, was a CBC propaganda smear piece attacking a letter from a Lutheran pastor to the Minister of Religious Oppression[Education] himself, David Eggen. That article actually came out on the 11th, but besides being an obvious call for the LGBT™ attack dogs to sick the Pastor for a (apparent) private letter he sent to the Minister more than 2 years ago, it also let a rather interesting factoid slip that wasn’t formally announced until the 12th.

“While conversion therapy is banned in some provinces it is legal in Alberta. A government source told CBC a private member’s bill aimed at banning the practice will be introduced in the Alberta legislature this fall.” – Said CBC’s Andrea Huncar

I’m going to have to lay aside the obvious probable criminal violation of privacy that saw this letter being leaked in the first place. (It is fairly obvious to me that the person who leaked the ‘therapy legislation’ scoop to Andrea Huncar is probably the same person who leaked the letter.) I’m also going to have to lay aside all the horrible half-truths, smears, and bias in the article itself, to get to what is really going on here.

First, this letter was intentionally leaked in order to give justification to the proposed legislation. “Look, these schools want to use ‘conversion therapy’, we are going to have to jump in save the LGBT™ from these horrible abusive bigots!” You will note that nowhere is ‘conversion therapy’ actually defined. They’ll want to keep it that way. It allows the forth coming law to have a wide net, and makes fighting it very litigation focused and expensive. They are counting on the ‘woke’ activist courts to write the details of the law for them.

Second, the Pastor who wrote the letter wrote it regarding the fact that “the LGBTQ guidelines ‘ignore the growing body of evidence that therapy for gender dysphoria, if undertaken in childhood, has an objectively successful record in reconnecting gender identity with biological reality.'” He isn’t referring to homosexual ‘conversion therapy’ at all. The letter was written in response to Eggen’s insane “Guidelines to Sexually Abusive[Best] Practices” in 2016. The NDP need it to be about homosexuals though, because they know that more people respond positively to homosexual virtue signaling than to the clearly deluded transgender ideology. This is why Huncar immediately shifted the article to GSAs, Bill-24, and the general amorphous ‘conversion therapy’. She knew that ‘conversion therapy’ immediately brings to mind ‘Mike Pence electrocuting the gays’ for the general 20-40 year old public.

Third, the NDP know that their chances of being re-elected are slim, so they have to get as much legislation on the books as possible before they get turfed, and if they don’t, well, it’s already done. They know that given the complete meltdown of the oil industry that they orchestrated in Alberta, that the first couple of years of a UCP government are going to be focused solely on keeping the province from an economic collapse. They also know from several recent examples, that the UCP are completely impotent when it comes to anything LGBT™, so although some ‘changes’ may be made to their legislation on these matters, nothing substantial will be done, and certainly no complete repealing. They just need to bide their time, and let the corrupt ideologues in Alberta Ed, that are not elected, finish their dirty work.

Finally, since the NDP are good little Marxists; they will ignore all the children killing themselves, they will ignore the fact that most cases of gender dysphoria these days are not even real, they will ignore the children dying from hormone injection, they will ignore the physical and chemical castration and sterilizations, they will ignore the mastectomies of 14 year olds and costs to health care. They will ignore all these things, because the ends justify the means, and under a Marxist state, rights and value are granted (and revoked) solely by the state, and an efficient Marxist state always controls it’s resources (population).

What will this ‘conversion therapy ban’ legislation likely look like?

Given that the NDP have already stripped parents of their right to know what their children are doing at school.

Given that the NDP have already said that LGBT™ activists can decide what is best for your child without even letting you know.

Given that the NDP have repeatedly tried to shut down homeschooling and independent religious schools.

Given that the NDP have modeled all of their educational plans after those of other provinces and countries that have already implemented these models.

Given that Eggen and the NDP have already threatened those who said they will not comply.

Here is what I imagine it will look like:

The legislation will look a lot like the California book burning, you must stay gay bill. With the NDPs history of derision for Christians, and Eggen’s love for dictator tactics, they will word the bill as closely to explicitly banning Christian family values as possible, without actually explicitly stating it.

They will not define ‘conversion therapy’ or if they do, it will be so vague that it will be possible for the activist courts to interpret it in any way they like. I’m basing this on their Guidelines, Bill-24, and school polices and how poor they are worded, and how they launched the announcement with a blurring of the difference between homosexual therapy and trans therapy. Also their apparent inability to take advise and council from anyone else besides their Bishop of Sex, Kristopher Wells. They couldn’t even announce this without getting half a dozen paragraphs of quotes from that predatory creep. Look back at every announcement regarding LGBT™ or GSAs. There is hardly a one without at least a mention of him. (I actually half believe Wells is the real minister of Education, Eggen is just the face.)

The punishment will be insane. There will be some arbitrary dollar amount for a fine, 2-5 years in prison (depending on how ‘traumatizing’ the therapy was), and charges of child abuse sent to child services, so they can seize your kids. This will be modeled after Wynne’s Ontario, but more extreme and explicit. In fact, the punishment will probably be the only part that is clearly written.

All this doesn’t bode well for the safety and prosperity of our province, or nation

We are in a dark time as a Nation. It’s clear the courts are about feelings not justice. It’s clear that laws are not being made to protect citizens, but to push for authoritarian control. It’s clear choices of leaders are weak, bad, or more bad. How are we to respond to this?

We respond in the way Christ wants us to:

Repent: Repent of our own selfishness and evil, and our acceptance of evil because we don’t want to give up the evil in our own lives. Repent of the wishy washy stands on sex and abortion that we keep because we want ‘sexual freedom.’ There are to many things to list here, but just a few things we all need to repent of are the before mentioned ‘sexual freedom’, the drugs, the porn, the divorce, the lust, the coveting, the drunkenness, the lying, the cheating, the pride, and the arrogance.

Pray: Pray for our enemies.  Know who our enemies are. Can’t pray for them if you can’t identify them. Don’t delude yourself into thinking groups like the LGBT™ or the NDP are allies or friends. Love them, and pray for them, but don’t fool yourself into thinking you can compromise with the devil. Pray for their health, pray for their repentance. Pray that they will see the error of their ways. Pray their hearts will not be hardened, or that God would remove his restraining power from them. Prayer got the ‘Bible Burning Bill’ in California pulled. That is California people. If it can be pulled there, it can be pulled here.

But also pray for those who are faltering. Pray for Kenney and the UCP. Pray that they will have courage. Pray that they will not be down trodden or compromising. Pray that they will be the ones to turn things around. Pray that they will honour God with their actions.

Stand: Stand and plant your feet firmly in Christ. Don’t put your faith in one leader, or one party. Sure, pick a party, and pray for that party. And when that party falters, call them out. Be uncompromising, but not obstinate. Admit your mistakes, and grow from them. Apologize only when you have actually done something deserving of an apology. Do not apologize for standing for the will of God, or serving him. Stand even it means taking a social hit. (In the grand scheme of things, a ‘social’ hit is pretty ridiculous.) If Nike can prop up the likes of Kaepernick for some alleged ‘sacrifice,’ you can certainly sacrifice all for Christ. Christians in China are being beaten and killed for their principles, beliefs, and faith, I think you can handle being called a bigot.

Defend: Defend your positions. Defend your allies. Rally around and protect them. Most importantly, defend the defenseless. Our children are the most vulnerable and defenseless we have, and our enemies are going after them. They are killing them in the womb, grooming them to be sex slaves, separating them from their loved ones, cutting off their genitals, and pumping them full of poisons. Laws like those proposed by the NDP will directly lead to the death of children. It is our duty as parents to protect our children, but it is also our duty as citizens and Christians to protect the lives of other’s children. Should these laws be passed, we must be willing to refuse them, willing to break them, and willing to defend the children from them. Civil disobedience in the face of such unjust and depraved laws is the least we can do.

Acts 5:27-29(ESV) – “27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest questioned them, 28 saying, “We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” 29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.”

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Toe the party line, whether you are part of the party or not!

I thought I would highlight some things that have happened in the past few weeks around the world. Maybe you should as well.

China

So last week, the Communist Party of China (CPC) . . . the only party in China, moved to make President Xi, president for life. Then, in a not unheard of move, the CPC banned Animal Farm and oddly the letter ‘N’ from the Internet. This ridiculousness led to a reporter, disgusted with a staged news event in China being stripped of her news credentials. This isn‘t all that surprising after all, this is China, a Communist dystopia.

United Kingdom

Ya, that isn‘t a good example. Let’s move a little further west. How about the UK? Ya, tea and crumpets and all that. God save the Queen etc. After all, Canada was founded on British principles. Well, just a few days ago Lauren Southern was on her way to England, after wrapping up a documentary on the oppressive racism against the Boer in South Africa, that by all accounts is likely to become a genocide or civil war. She was entering from the Calais France border. She was detained under the Schedule 7 anti-terrorism act of the UK. The Brits wanted to ban her from their British utopia, but didn‘t have anything to charge her with. So they held her and interrogated her until they found out she called Allah gay as part of a social experiment. It’s OK to call God a gay trans woman in the UK, but not Allah. They then unceremoniously banned her from the UK a_d they dropped her alone outside the wall at 6am, in a city notorious for raping young white female journalists and aid workers. Her crime? Racism of course, and being a threat to the stability of the UK!

Ya, I know what you are thinking. The UK has the right to ban whoever they want. Even if it is based on xenophobic anti religious sentiment. Its not like their was a massive cover-up of Islamic rape gangs in the UK. Not like 1000s of girls in Rotherham and Telford were abused for decades by Muslim sex rings. It isn’t like the police were more afraid of being called racist than protecting the children. Not like they called 11 year olds prostitutes and threated the families of the victims. No not like any of that happened.

United States

Ya, Lauren Southern may be Canadian, but that doesn‘t protect her from the UK’s rules, so let’s move even further west, and a bit south. After all, the U.S. is the land of the free, and the home of the brave! Just yesterday hundreds of children marched out of class, to protest guns with a list of demands that were clearly not written by them. This wouldn‘t be all that bad in and of it self, but there are reports now of students being threatened by principals with arrest, and instances of assault against students for disagreeing with the protests. Ben Shapiro stated in yesterday’s (March 14th) podcast that he was getting 100s of letters by students that are being bullied and threatened for not participating in the protests. E-mails coming in live as he was speaking. The Day finished with a teacher being suspended for suggesting that walkouts could be organized for anything. Even pro-life events.

You may be rationalizing it by saying those kids were insensitive by being pro gun at a ‘rally’ for victims of gun violence. Hate speech doesn‘t protect you from the consequences of your actions. I’m not going to concede that point, but let’s move on. So speaking about gun’s isn’t OK, but what about  Trans-gender. Surely someone’s identity is protected, and they can freely express it. That wouldn‘t get them censored or oppressed, would it?

Last week Steven Crowder was told he wasn‘t welcome at South by South West (SXSW is a nerdy event similar to the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, which incidentally I was banned from having a table at because of my affiliation with Christians, but that is another story,) because of a stunt he pulled last year where crashed a panel by “The Young Turks,” by impersonating Cenk Uygur. This “OF COUUURSE” was funny, but it got him and Notgay Jared banned for life. So this year, Crowder had one of his employees, Sven Computer, go to SXSW and crash a Trans meet up, as Sven Computer identifies as a computer, and he has identified as such for well over a year. Sven computer mistakenly thought self-identity was sacrosanct.

Though Sven Computer wasn‘t violent, and did nothing criminal he was thrown out of the event, and the minute Crowder tried to upload the video to twitter, him and everyone involved was immediately banned from Twitter. The video was banned from Youtube and Facebook, and people circulated a petition ‘demanding’ that Crowder take down the video from his own platform … for some reason.

So what they came to know is what I came to know last year. Self identity is only acceptable if you also align with the politics of those that want self identity to be accepted, and it has to be the the right kind of self identity. Identifying as a Sire apparently isn’t ‘the right kind’. As Jordan Peterson would say, they, like Hamas, surround themselves with ‘victims’ (of their own defined standard,) so that if you ‘attack’ their believes, you have collateral damage to prop up and beat the ‘aggressors’ with.

Ok, but that is social media, and ‘private’ events. They can set their own rules. Ban or kick whoever they want for whatever they want. Just ignore the wedding cakes for gay people exception. Surely Canada isn‘t involved in any of this tyranny. We are the thank you people. The friendly lumberjacks with maple candies. You couldn‘t possibly think that is happening here!

Canada

I’ll bet you are getting pretty annoyed with how hard it is getting to read this. Well, I hope you are a patient human, as we just entered Canada, and what you can and can‘t say under the new Liberal/NDP tyranny is only going to make this worse. Canada is the place where you can have your kids taken from you for not encouraging them to cut their penis off. The country where you must swear before the Dear Leader and his Cabinet that you are not pro-life, and would not try to fix your trans-child. The country that has premiers that will throw you in prison on charges literally made up by the police because you are pro-life, and it doesn‘t matter if you are 17 or 70. An injustice that they want to bring to other provinces.

When I was a child, I was proud of my country. I was proud of the freedom we had. I was proud of the sacrifice my grand parents made to protect our freedom. Then we started slaughtering children, with no restrictions. A claim only 3 countries in the world can pin on their chest. Then came gay unions. Well, love is love, except when it isn‘t. Then ‘sex ed’ and tolerance. Then euthanasia, legalized drugs, younger euthanasia, forcing doctors to recommend abortion, forcing parents to teach kids things contrary to their believes, hate speech, ‘islamophobia’, and even acceptable antisemitism

Now if I were to pull out a book I read in school on the horrors of East Germany, the USSR, or Mao’s China, I would almost think they were describing Canada without the mass starvation. Canada’s political position and policies are hardly distinguishable from pre-war Nazi Germany. Those same books I read as a child would probably be banned now, or at the very least ‘problematic’. Instead they are replaced with wholesome stories of cross-dressing 5 year olds.

Freedom is dying in Canada, and it is because not enough good men are standing up to the evil that is succeeding in this country. History will spit on our memory as they look back at how so many wasted their time on bread and circuses, while the evil one took our children and put them through the meat grinder of tolerance.

While screaming at the top of their lungs that words are hurtful and violent, that they have meaning, and shouldn‘t be said rashly, they are hypocritically telling us that policies like 622 and laws like Bill-24 are just words. You can trust them to use ‘common sense’ when applying them, as they toss another 5 year old into a GSA to be told that their body is a mistake, and they need to change it. All in secret, so that parents don‘t know the abuse their child is being subjected to by ‘professional’ identifiers of being born in the wrong body.

The ideology of the left is demonstrably evil. Repeated countless times throughout human history. Begetting only misery, despair, and death. Yet, just as we had to fight and die to stop nazi/fasc/social/communismm’s ‘utopia’ in the 30s, so to I’m afraid we will have to be fighting and dying to stop nazi/fasc/social/communism in the 30s. Unless of course we get a few 1000 more good courageous men to take their ‘methods’ and stick them back in the hellhole they came from.

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Why knowing what idea of ‘consent’ is taught is important.

Earlier in the week Premier Notley said “… under no circumstances will we enforce or condone a sexual health curriculum that normalizes an absence of consent,” but did not provide a reference to what she took issue with in the proposed Catholic Curriculum. As was discovered after her statements, this was because there was nothing in the curriculum to have given her the impression that absence of consent was being taught.

Last Wednesday the 25th, I shared on my facebook page Jason’s Kenney’s defense of the Catholic Curriculum, and I mentioned how Notley had brought up consent, and I wished for some clarification from her on what idea of consent should be taught. I’ve since spent the better part of a week reading comments of hate for Catholic Education, and rebutting accusations that I was spreading fake news. The premier of Alberta can insinuate that Catholic’s want to teach that rape is OK, based on literally nothing, but ask her to explain her idea of ‘consent’ and suddenly, you are the bad guy.

Why is Notley’s idea of consent important? Well during the brouhaha, Notley also said “Parents have the right — and they have had the right for a very, very long time — to pull their kids from curriculum and education around sexual health. And they will continue to have that right.” I found that statement interesting, as it is clearly not true, and her own government is working on removing a parents right to know. CHAT wanted to make sure that was very clear during municipal elections. It also seems interesting that Notley brought up ‘opt-out’ while talking about ‘consent.’ Parental consent seems to be important enough to her definition to bring it up at the same time.

It is very clear that Notley and the NDP have a completely different idea of what consent means, after all, she thinks the Catholic’s idea is that it is ok to force your spouse. What does she base that on? Clearly not anything written in the proposed catholic curriculum. She also doesn’t think parental consent for 5-17 year old’s is necessary to instruct kids on things as complex as transgenderism, Eggen is planning to put that all through the curriculum, so opting out is no longer going to be an option. So how does Notley define consent? Who gets to give it? According to Eggen, the student. (IE the CHILD) Is Notley’s idea the same as Eggen’s? We are left only to speculate. Well, let’s hope it doesn’t line up with Sweden’s. After all, Sweden’s is the holy grail of tolerance and diversity. (A couple of other words that Notley needs to define her understanding of.)

Sweden Legalizes Child Marriages For Immigrants

 

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Bill 10 puts uneducated, immature children in charge….

In the Bible, there is a proverb which states, “Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.” – Proverbs 13:24 (NIV) Now, if you will excuse the pun, this is a proverb that has been beaten into the minds of generations upon generations of children in the west. While most commonly used in the debate about corporal punishment, there is another aspect that is usually overlooked. That of it being a proverb.

What is a proverb, and how does that change the significance of that quote? Well, for starters, a proverb, according to dictionary.com, is “a short popular saying, usually of unknown and ancient origin, that expresses effectively some commonplace truth or useful thought; adage; saw.” In other words, a proverb is a commonly understood principle or truth, put to words, as succinctly as possible. While I am sure some inane person is probably trying to figure out some way of reading into this post that I am endorsing the beating of a child,(which I am NOT endorsing,) I will actually be trying to explain the principle of Proverbs 13:24, and how it ties into Bill 10.

Some of you may be wondering how this ties into the Concerned Parents, or thinking to yourself, “Here it comes, the appeal to higher authority,” but hopefully you will see how it ties in as you read, and I am not going to argue the principle in Proverbs is true, you can determine that for yourself. I am simply going to explain what the principle of the proverb is.

The principle of the proverb, as I understand it, is that a person who does not discipline their child, does not actually love them, but in fact hates them.

The principle of the proverb, as I understand it, is that a person who does not discipline their child, does not actually love them, but in fact hates them. I’m sure some are aghast at the suggestion, but I’m sure each of you can think of a spoiled child that is heading down a bad path because of the spoiled actions they engage in. Think on what spoils a child. Being given everything they ask for? Consoling public outbursts as understandable and acceptable? Failing to correct the child when they do wrong? Putting the child in charge? Now consider, knowing the causes of a spoiled child, yet willfully committing to those actions anyway, with every child in the Province.

To use a modern term, the book of Proverbs “doubles down” on the statement that not disciplining your children is to hate them. The author states it a bit further on, in Proverbs 19:18 (NIV), “Discipline your children, for in that there is hope;do not be a willing party to their death.” The author is implying that to not discipline your child, is to be responsible for their death. Pretty strong words, but we have a modern word that could be applied, “negligence.” One could say, “;do not let their death be a result of your negligence.”

Imagine encouraging your child to run into traffic, to dive into a shallow pool, or climb an electrical pole.

Imagine encouraging your child to run into traffic, to dive into a shallow pool, or climb an electrical pole. Obviously you would be responsible for their deaths. Sure they might make it through life unscathed, but chances are, they will not. Ok, well now imagine telling your child to go shower next to a 40 year old male stranger, who thinks they are a female.(Guidelines to Best Practices [GTBP]) Imagine telling your child that they should engage in anal fisting. (Alberta GSA) Imagine telling your 5 year old to go play with their genitals in their bedroom.(Sex Ed, Ont, BC, and you can count on it coming to AB) Imagine telling your child, as young as 12, to engage in sexual intercourse with as many males or females as are willing, but just use a condom.(Sex Ed) Finally, imagine telling your 6 year old child that they should sterilize themselves with chemical hormones, cut out their genitals and replace them with plastic, and join a community with a 50% suicide rate. (Policy 622, and GTBP)

Any adult who endorses (silent endorsement, is still endorsement) the practices listed above is through negligence responsible for the harm or death that can and does come to a child as a result of those actions. Every STD/I, every pregnancy and abortion, every rectal surgery, every ruined relationship, every life doomed to poverty, and every suicide hangs around the neck like a giant millstone of the adult who didn’t discipline the children in their care away from those practices. Alberta has a discipline problem, and it will never be fixed as long as Bill 10 stays as it is. Doesn’t matter if you are in the the repeal or the amend camp, something must be done, or our children’s future will be bleak, and full of death.

As I’m sure most of you are aware, (if you are not, have someone give your head a shake,) children are immature physically, mentally, and emotionally, and that is the reason there are minimum ages on so many activities. Children lack wisdom, and intelligence. Physical or emotional maturity does mean they are wise, or have great intelligence. A child may express wisdom beyond their years in one area of life, but that does not mean they are wise in all areas of life. They are not adept in any field, and lack experience. This is why a child starts with no responsibility, and graduates to independence and full responsibility.

…children are immature physically, mentally, and emotionally, and that is the reason there are minimum ages on so many activities.

In Canada, the age of maturity is 18. With the exception of emancipated minors, who have proven in court they are capable at a younger age, the parent or guardian is legally responsible for the minor under 18. Our entire criminal court system is based on this principle. This is why punishments for minors are different than for adults. Bill 10 strips adults of their authority, and turns that founding principle of our courts on it’s head.

Bill 10 gives a child the authority to tell the principal of a school that they want to start a club, and that principal is legally bound to adhere to the will of that child. The GTPB takes that principle of usurped authority, and applies it to a 6 year old telling a teacher what gender they are, and the teacher has to accept and believe the child, a child who is prone to foolishness and flights of fancy, like chasing a ball into the street. (Why do you think playgrounds and schools have lower speed limits?)

The former PC government did grave harm to the education system

The former PC government did grave harm to the education system and our province, by ramming through poorly written legislation, lobbied by foolish self absorbed adults who wish to perpetuate their madness. The current education system, under Minister Eggen and the NDP has faired no better, and has only sent this foolish bill into overdrive. Under threat by the education minister, all the provinces school districts; like SD76, were forced to make policy that increases the power of children over adults; like Policy 622.

You need to ask yourself why any adult would want to put children in charge, and would be willing to throw a child in harms way, if they love them. This problem of adults bowing to the tantrums of children exists in every level of governance. From the municipal, to the provincial and federal governments. We need to replace, not just our MLAs in 2 years, but our city councils, and our trustees. The person, and their integrity need to be the deciding factor when you’re voting. They need to be people with the courage of their convictions, who will walk their talk. It is fear of the bully that has allowed our education system to deteriorate to the conditions we see them today. Don’t let childless, bureaucratic ‘academic’ deviants from around the world tell you what is best for your child.

Below you will find Adam Corolla explaining to congress just how the adults in the administration of academia need to start acting like adults, if they hope to see students prepared for life in the world.

Finally, I’ll conclude with one more proverb that I think not only applies to children, but those adults that have the heart of a child, and encourage the kind of coddling that Mr. Corolla mentioned.

Proverbs 22:15 (NIV) “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.”

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I Want [to be] A Hippopotamus For Christmas

Trans-hippo

Yes, it is a thing. You can add it to the list I posted here[link fixed]. I will not put you through the suffering I had to endure while reading this supposed ‘peer reviewed’ paper. Suffice to say the author refers to the tumbler.com community of self-identified trans-species users as a serious source for their argument. Referring to the online community’s idea of ‘identity’ as transcending “human understandings of gender.” A couple of times referring to the “(magical) power of the hippo self.” Heavily relying on the “His Dark Materials” book series for insight. A series described by author Philip Pullman as being “about killing god.” I would even call the paper a hoax, if it were not for the fact that the author has as yet, not done so.

So what does this have to do with the educational, social, and physical concerns that parents of SD76 have? For one, it shows just how far the bar has fallen with regards to academic standards. Is one really supposed to take seriously the opining of a trans-hippo that relies on tumbler and a fictional novel for support? Where is the scientific analysis, and the observable, repeatable, and testable outcomes?

Secondly, most of the hysteria that came about in the spring of 2016 was as the result of a Study from the University of British Columbia, that itself fails in academic standards. A study conducted by a lobby group that openly admits that they are “a team of researchers dedicated to finding evidence-based strategies that will reduce stigma and improve resilience among vulnerable youth populations.” Dedicated to finding evidence to support their hypothesis, rather than testing it’s validity.

The aforementioned UBC study had 923 participants, (more than twice that signed our petition,) out of 35,939,927+ (~population of Canada at the time).  75% (~692) of which were 18 or older. 8% of which were not transgender(~74). The numbers alone would give any credible academic pause as to the significance of the results.

I’m not saying that the perceived results for that 1 study are wrong. I am suggesting that further evaluation and study needs to be conducted before one rewrites the very fabric of society, and overhauls the entire education system. Enshrining one study as the holy grail of data for tolerance and acceptance. All because 923 survey participants ‘may’ have ‘felt’ bullied. Let’s get a bit more actual science involved so that when this train derails, a whole generation of kids don’t get hurt.

Where does this all lead? Well, we have seen it leads to insane ‘papers’ that prop ‘identity’ as transcending human understanding, the magical wisdom of a hippo lady-man, (that is not an insult, that is how they identify.) It has given us policy 621 which expands authority of the district to dictate and monitor what children do outside school. It has given us a procedure for 622 that makes it an offense for teachers to suggest that maybe what the child identifies as is not right. (See here) It has given us a rejection of biology and science. It has stripped away the protection of our daughters (and our sons) from predators by taking away the protections based upon thousands of years of known human biology and behaviour. Simply so that 923 people out of 35 million can maybe not be made fun of for believing a delusion. (Only 2% of which are even still in school.) Let’s not kid ourselves into thinking 2017 was the year ‘xerkind’ evolved beyond human understanding into something godlike. Knowing gender as something existential.

During this years Alberta School Board Trustee elections, encourage grounded, rational, logical candidates to step forward. If you are not going to run, find out where the candidates stand on parental authority, school authority, social studies, and political ideologies. If you believe that political, religious, or social beliefs have no affect on how School Boards govern education, than you need to start paying attention. The sexology pushed into k-12 in the last two years is not because of a sudden realization of error in how kids have been educated. It is a push by every level of government to sexualize children, and expand dictatorial control to the exclusion of parents in EVERY way.

Unless sanity, logic, and reason are restored in our schools ,(and their governance,) you could soon find this song having entirely different connotations.

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Court Costs, 622, and where we are going…

Well, it has been a long road. I’ve been to 14 board meetings now. Last night’s meeting was no different. Each one being pretty much the same. Crowd sizes varying. Feb, 2016 – 20+, March Regular – 40+, March Special – 90+, April 0 – as no one knew where to go, May Public 120+. Obviously parents had and have concerns over Policies 621 and 622. So how DID the board respond? Well, I’ve posted here a short list of why the parents of SD76 were not satisfied with the process, and why I was forced to go to court on behalf of the parents. Yet, as was the case in several other board meetings, the parents got a ‘lecturing’ by a Trustee about how ‘open’ and attentive they were to parental concerns, without actually addressing a single concern that was brought up, or issue with the process. And there were issues. I wrote about them here.

So, where did that leave us? Well, we were told by Trustee Riley last Tuesday that we were wasting the administrations time by continuing to press the issue, when it is “done”. Mr. Riley even going so far as to say that they would not be looking at this issue again unless legislation is changed. Stating that the parents were operating out of fear of change. Even quoting F.D.R.’s famous statement on fear.

“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

I guess what parents are supposed to take away from that is, being afraid for the safety of children, is irrational. I guess we all should just accept that our child’s well being is up to the board. Just ignore the fact that gender politics have been banned in parts of Australia (NSW) because of the proven risk it poses to the well being of children. Just ignore the fact that predators have already used gender politics to victimize children. Just ignore the fact the GSA’s are being used to promote high-risk homosexual life style, and teaching such wonderful things as “Anal Phisting”, and “Golden Showers.” Just ignore that the district have set no standards as to age appropriateness. (So you know, 4 of the 5 trustees have told me that there are 6 & 7 year old children in the district who are trans. As if a 7 year old’s mind is even developed enough to understand the concept.)

It is reckless and irresponsible to refuse to look at a policy unless and only if a change in legislation is made. (Not to mention that is a direct contradiction of the amendment that was just past to 622. Which stated that any further amendments to the policy shall be in accordance with the existing procedures on policy amendment.) It is clear that the board does not have an accurate understanding of the legislation, and as such, the policies need to be adjusted. Mr. Riley stated that children have a right to privacy when sharing information with teachers. Citing Bill 10, the Alberta Bill of Rights, and the Canadian Charter of rights as his bases for this believe. In fact the word privacy does not exist in any of the sources cited. In fact, Bill 10 states the following:

Alberta Bill 10 Notice to parent
58.1
(1) A board shall provide notice to a parent of a student where courses, programs of study or instructional materials, or instruction or exercises, include subject-matter that deals primarily and explicitly with religion or human sexuality.
(2) Where a teacher or other person providing instruction,teaching a course or program of study or using the instructional materials referred to in subsection (1) receives a written request signed by a parent of a student that the student be excluded from the instruction, course or program of study or use of
instructional materials, the teacher or other person shall, in accordance with the request of the parent, permit the student, without academic penalty,
(a) to leave the classroom orplace where the instruction,course or program of study is taking place or the instructional materials are being used for the duration ofthe part of the instruction, course or program of study, or the use of the instructional materials, that includes the subject-matter referred to in subsection (1), or (b) to remain in the classroom or place without taking part in the instruction, course or program of study or using the instructional materials.
Alberta Bill of Rights States:
Recognition and declaration of rights and freedoms
1 It is hereby recognized and declared that in Alberta there exist without discrimination by reason of race, national origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or gender expression, the following human rights and fundamental freedoms,
namely:
  • (a) the right of the individual to liberty, security of the person and enjoyment of property, and the right not to be deprived thereof except by due process of law;
  • (b) the right of the individual to equality before the law and the protection of the law;
  • (c) freedom of religion;
  • (d) freedom of speech;
  • (e) freedom of assembly and association;
  • (f) freedom of the press;
  • (g) the right of parents to make informed decisions respecting the education of their children.

I could find no reference in the Canadian charter that refers to student child confidentiality or privacy. Perhaps Mr. Riley was referring to the Privacy Act, but that act is in reference to the retention of private data by government bodies.

Alberta Family Law Act:

(6)Except where otherwise limited by law, including a parenting order, each guardian may exercise the following powers:

  1. (a) to make day-to-day decisions affecting the child, including having the day-to-day care and control of the child and supervising the child’s daily activities;
  2. (b) to decide the child’s place of residence and to change the child’s place of residence;
  3. (c) to make decisions about the child’s education, including the nature, extent and place of education and any participation in extracurricular school activities;
  4. (d) to make decisions regarding the child’s cultural, linguistic,religious and spiritual upbringing and heritage;
  5. (e) to decide with whom the child is to live and with whom the child is to associate;
  6. (f) to decide whether the child should work and, if so, the nature and extent of the work, for whom the work is to be done and related matters;
  7. (g) to consent to medical, dental and other health-related treatment for the child;
  8. (h) to grant or refuse consent where consent of a parent or guardian is required by law in any application, approval, action, proceeding or other matter;
  9. (i) to receive and respond to any notice that a parent or guardian is entitled or required by law to receive;
  10. (j) subject to the Minors’ Property Act and the Public Trustee Act, to commence, defend, compromise or settle any legal proceedings relating to the child and to compromise or settle any proceedings taken against the child;
  11. (k) to appoint a person to act on behalf of the guardian in an emergency situation or where the guardian is temporarily absent because of illness or any other reason;
  12. (l) to receive from third par ties health, education or other information that may significantly affect the child;
  13. (m) to exercise any other powers reasonably necessary to carry out the responsibilities of guardianship.

Mr. Riley quite correctly states that the Trustees swore an Oath to follow the lawful commands of the Education Minister. However, Minister David Eggen’s command to keep secret from parents information to which they are legally entitled is an UNLAWFUL command, and by their oath, they should refuse to follow it.

“I believe fear is leading this issue, but it is not an irrational fear of change. No, it is a culture of fear…”

I believe fear is leading this issue, but it is not an irrational fear of change. No, it is a culture of fear perpetuated by Alberta Education (ATA,PSBA,ASBA, etc…), the NDP government, and their front groups like “Progress Alberta” and “iSMSS.” Driven by the aggressive behaviour of the LGBT… groups that threaten, harass, and bully.

This culture of fear is even embedded deep within SD76. From notices passed around by the ATA, to taking teachers aside and reprimanding them for being witness to a petition. This is a culture of cover up, silence, and oppression. I’ve never even gone into the questionable ‘hearings’ policies. That is a whole other mess entirely. There is a reason our little website has had over 53,000 visits in a month. Those parents, staff, and electorate who have been abused and maligned by the system know they can come to me, and others on this site, and share their stories without being exposed to the attacks and social media witch hunt that would surely follow.

Now, I have been accused of being aggressive as well, but there is a difference. The things I have said are true. They are predominately first hand quotes, and are experiences I have personally been privy to. Yes, not everything I have said is flattering to those individuals, but those who are directing the education of our children must be held accountable for their words and actions. They are the examples to our children, and they exert great influence over them.

As I have stated in the past, I am no stranger to bullying. I have been on the receiving end of a ‘hazing,’ and been mocked for the hobbies I enjoy. I can identify the difference between criticism and bullying. Many of the things I’ve said or accusations I have made were submitted in my affidavit during the appeal, and I swore before God that they were true, under penalty of law. The appeal process even gave the district’s lawyer the chance to cross examine (question my statements), and they did not do so.

“…and I swore before God that they were true, under penalty of law.”

That brings us to the petition. Why DID I feel compelled to appeal this particular petition, the first case of it’s kind in Canadian history? If you believe the ill-researched articles in the media, it was because we wanted to waste everyone’s time, and we are on the hunt to ‘out’ all the LGBT…. If you believe the board, it was because we were afraid of change, and would not accept that the issue was ‘done’ before it had ever even begun.

So, why not ask the man that appealed to the court? Why not ASK him why he felt obligated to appeal? Surely the man who filed the petition, and it’s appeal could tell you why he appealed. Surely the source would be the best place to get the information as to motivations? Well, I have stated here before why I felt obligated to appeal, (via the main contentions argued in court) but I suppose a reiteration of those reasons is necessary.

  1. The 25% condition of section 269(1)(a) of the School Act was not evaluated for the petition.

  2. That 259 signatures that only had postal codes were not considered valid.

  3. That when asked for details on the 110 rejected out of district signatures, the Secretary refused to provide them.

  4. A possible privacy violation of a witness to the petition.

There were in fact two more reasons that the petition was appealed, but more time was spent in the filings, that addressed those two issues, than was spent during arguments in the appeal. The two additional reasons were:

  1.  The actions of the board before the petition was submitted appeared to show prejudice against a fair evaluation of the petition.

  2. The Secretary had informed Dr. Prince and I that we could not have the petition back and implied that no amendment to the petition could be made. Thus 100s of hours of work would have to be repeated in order to re-submit.

As the individual who submitted the petition, it was my responsibility to make sure a fair and just evaluation was conducted. If you subtracted the 110 signatures that they said were out of district, that left 1924 tax payers in the lurch. After a petition is rejected, the School Act specifies that an appeal to the Court of Queens Bench is the only option left available. Although some would have you believe that it was a fruitless endeavor, Paragraph 18 of the Justice Tilleman’s judgment proves otherwise. In it, he recounts how the district stated that we could in fact amend our petition for re-evaluation. This was, as I’ve said, contrary to what they had said before the appeal.

Finally, what about the cost? Well, there were several opportunities before the petition to have genuine, bidirectional dialogue between parents and the board, but parents only met with resistance. At one point, parents were even told that it was up to the courts to figure this all out. But when parents went to court, they were being “Frivolous and Vexatious.” The fact of the matter is, the justice had 3 opportunities to declare our case frivolous. During the speak to date, where the merits of our appeal were evaluated, during the proceeding of the appeal, and during the rendering of the judgement. The districts lawyer ALSO had opportunity to argue to the justice that we were being vexatious. In neither the appeal proceedings, or the rendering of the judgement, were costs brought up.

[UPDATE: There is apparently no way to get the clarification I was seeking. A response of agreement to the costs as levied by SD76 has been sent to their lawyer.]

As was stated in the Medicine Hat News, we will be paying the $2300 bill as was received. I am in the process of attempting to get clarification from Justice Tilleman as to whether it was his intent in his judgement for us to pay costs. I am currently awaiting a call back from resolution services. The Board has given me a deadline of May 26th to respond to their request. This gives me a few days to get that clarification. I want to make it very clear, I am not paying this bill because I believe I was in the wrong in taking it to court. If I had to, I would do it all over again. It is silly to suggest that ‘not pursuing costs’ would set precedence forcing the district to forgive costs on any other potential case. Each case is unique, and the decision could be made at that time.

On the matter of ‘wasted money,’ I want to leave you with a few facts:

  • During the previous 2 years, SD76 paid $46,600 a year in membership fees to the unelected Alberta School Board Association (ASBA).
  • Beyond that, the ASBA charges ~$250 per hour for legal services.
  • Trustee Riley gave a report last Tuesday on the ASBA Zone 6 meeting, in which he stated that the ASBA was planning on increasing those membership fees, and increasing the legal services fees to ~$350 per hour.
  • What exactly does membership fees buy, if they don’t include legal services? A pool of potential candidates for positions? Is that worth the cost?
  • The Trustees had a 13.7% increase in ‘benefits’ on the 2017/18 budget. That means a $16,000 increase. From $10,500 to $26,500. Non-union staff only saw a 3% increase and that was spread across wages & benefits.
  • The NDP are FORCING a reduction in school fees, while expecting the districts to maintain the same level of services.

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