NDP legislation simply a ‘guise of protecting kids’

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RE: “Proposed legislation to protect GSAs,” article Nov. 9.

Dear Editor,

I take issue with your characterization of Jason Kenney wanting to ‘out’ gay kids. In the Nov. 9 article it was stated, “On March 28, Kenney said parents should be told if their child joins a GSA.” What he said was, “I do, however, believe parents have a right to know what’s going on with their kids in the schools unless the parents are abusive. I don’t think it’s right to keep secrets from parents about challenges their kids are going through.”

This is a very reasonable approach to keep parents involved in their kids’ lives.

The GSA debate is a gift to the NDP to pass legislation in the guise of protecting kids; who can argue with that? Most school boards have policies in place to protect kids if they are abused at home. However, what the NDP is doing is cutting parents out of their child’s lives at school and the state has complete control over what they are taught with no parental involvement. If school boards have policies in place, then why the need for legislation? Every time you grant needless legislation you give up a little more of your freedom and this is the NDP’s game plan.

Bill Crawford

Bayside

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