NDP accuses government of spreading misinformation about GSA bill

LGBTQ+ students remained political ping-pong balls in the Alberta legislature as the NDP opposition accused the government of spreading misinformation about an education bill before the house. NDP Leader Rachel Notley said the United Conservative Party government is incorrect by…

Pride flags being raised at Alberta legislature, Edmonton City Hall Friday

Rainbow flags are being raised at both the Alberta legislature grounds and Edmonton City Hall on Friday to celebrate Pride. June is Pride Month, a 30-day celebration of the impact the LGBTQ community has had on the world, as well…

Province to announce plans for Alberta’s education system, Bill 8

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange will discuss Bill 8, the Education Amendment Act 2019, and changes to Alberta’s education system Wednesday afternoon. A news conference is scheduled at the Alberta Legislature at 3:30 p.m. Global News will livestream the media availability…

Edmonton students walkout opposing government GSA rules

May 3 2019 2:01pm Students around Alberta held a walkout on Friday morning in protest of the new provincial government’s rules on gay-straight alliances. Kent Morrison reports from Edmonton’s Victoria School. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””;…

Student-led walkout planned across Alberta Friday opposing government’s GSA rules

A student-led initiative will see young people across Alberta walk out of schools Friday morning, showing opposition to the new provincial government’s stance on a contentious issue. At 9:30 a.m., some students will stage a walkout, as part of a…

Appeal dismissed in challenge to Alberta gay-straight alliance law

Opponents of Alberta’s law allowing gay-straight alliances in schools have been dealt another legal setback. Religious schools, public interest groups and parents filed a lawsuit last year seeking to have the legislation put on hold until there’s a ruling on…

Part of Alberta medical community weighs in on gay-straight alliances

Alberta pediatric resident physicians are adding their voices to the contentious debate about gay-straight alliances (GSAs). Pediatric resident Jazmyn Balfour-Boehm drafted an open letter because she felt they have a responsibility to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ youth. This…