The Calgary Chamber of Volunteer Organizations recently asked Alberta political party leaders to participate in a survey about the role of non-profit organizations in Alberta and their relationship with government. Here is our response:
In response to criticism, newly appointed (but not yet elected) Education Minister Gordon Dirks held an impromptu meeting with a respected LGBTQ advocate. In that meeting, Mr. Dirks has committed to more talk but made no indication that he would take action beyond that.
The Alberta Party will take immediate action to help our province move on after a record of inaction from the PC Party on LGBTQ rights (see the full details on each in the post linked below):
1) Repeal Section 11.1 of the the Alberta Human Rights Act (Bill 44)
2) Pass Motion 503 to require school boards to allow and provide support for gay-straight alliances (GSAs)
3) Fight for inclusive, comprehensive, unbiased and fact-based sexual health education
We challenge Minister Dirks to prove his support by doing the same three things, without delay.
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Gordon Dirks, newly appointed Minister of Education, has been a senior leader within two education institutions that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Albertans.
“At every door, in every forum and on every telephone call, I’m going to ask Calgary Elbow voters if they support discrimination against LGBTQ Albertans. I know the answer. I am confident this is not a winning issue for the PC Party.” - Greg Clark, Leader, Alberta Party