Prece­dents be­ing fol­lowed and set with Bill 24

Medicine Hat News - - COMMENTS -

In 2015, Premier Not­ley is­sued an apol­ogy, con­ced­ing, as­sumedly, child-rais­ing is the ju­ris­dic­tion of ev­ery­day par­ents. UNICEF’s Rights of the Child states: “Gov­ern­ments must re­spect the re­spon­si­bil­ity of par­ents for pro­vid­ing ap­pro­pri­ate guid­ance to their chil­dren — the Con­ven­tion does not take re­spon­si­bil­ity for chil­dren away from their par­ents and give more au­thor­ity to gov­ern­ments.”

The NDP estab­lished it­self with Canada’s last res­i­den­tial school clo­sures. Yet Al­berta’s NDP com­mit­ted to the Dec­la­ra­tion on the Rights of In­dige­nous Peo­ples. [They] have the right to their in­sti­tu­tional struc­tures spir­i­tu­al­ity, tra­di­tions, pro­ce­dures, ju­ridi­cial sys­tems.

Alarm­ingly, Not­ley trav­eled back­ward in time, bor­row­ing the In­dian Com­mis­sioner’s play­book. Bill 24: The [Ed­u­ca­tion] Min­is­ter may, by or­der, im­pose any ad­di­tional terms.” Min­is­te­rial or­ders are ex­empt from pub­li­ca­tion and cab­i­net ap­proval.

The NDP mis­use power? Ask the cou­ple de­nied adop­tion — be­cause of con­ser­va­tive Chris­tian be­liefs — re­gard­ing sex­u­al­ity and the case­work su­per­vi­sor as­sert­ing “of­fi­cial po­si­tion of the Al­berta gov­ern­ment.”

The NDP deems con­ser­va­tive Chris­tians un­fit to raise chil­dren — chan­nel­ing ghosts of cul­tural geno­cide.

The Right Hon­ourable Steven Harper apol­o­gized: “Ob­jec­tives were to re­move and iso­late chil­dren from the in­flu­ence of their homes, fam­i­lies, tra­di­tions to as­sim­i­late them into the dom­i­nant cul­ture based on the as­sump­tion that abo­rig­i­nal cul­tures and spir­i­tual be­liefs were in­fe­rior and un­equal. There is no place in Canada for the at­ti­tudes that in­spired the In­dian res­i­den­tial schools sys­tem to ever again pre­vail.”

Premier Not­ley, lest we for­get, What were you apol­o­giz­ing for?

Jayne Yuill Spruce Grove, Alta.

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