School bill remains held up, may die if Alberta election

EDMONTON — It appears Alberta’s controversial bill to overhaul the Education Act may die on the Order paper in the legislature.

EDMONTON — It appears Alberta’s controversial bill to overhaul the Education Act may die on the Order paper in the legislature.

Politicians failed to pass the bill Thursday, and Premier Alison Redford is expected to dissolve the house on Monday to call a general election.

The bill came under fire from home-schoolers who feared they could be hauled before human rights panels for teaching their values to their children.

Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk (loo-KAH’-zuhk) has said that wouldn’t happen.

But with over a thousand home-schoolers protesting at the legislature this week, the government did not appear keen to pass the bill.

The Tories passed up a chance to limit debate, talked out the clock, and then cancelled the evening sitting.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Alberta discussing early Stage 2 economic relaunch

Nineteen new COVID-19 cases confirmed by government Wednesday

Red Deer city council defeats bylaw that would have expanded cannabis sales locations

Sixty possible locations would be “overkill,” says Coun. Lawrence Lee

Traffic delays in Red Deer are caused by sidewalk construction

Drivers are urged to slow down near 32nd Street and Taylor Drive

COVID-19 crushing longtime family-owned guide outfitter

What was once a thriving business has all but dried up. Steve… Continue reading

Solidarity together: Central Albertans protest in Red Deer against racism

There’s no such thing as a little bit of racism. Even one… Continue reading

Hydroxychloroquine does not prevent COVID after exposure to the virus: study

Hydroxychloroquine does not prevent COVID after exposure to the virus: study

Nunavut RCMP to consider body cameras as tension between police, Inuit grows

Nunavut RCMP to consider body cameras as tension between police, Inuit grows

Stockwell Day steps down from several roles after comments about racism

Stockwell Day steps down from several roles after comments about racism

Trudeau to join global COVID-19 vaccine fundraiser amid calls for fair access

Trudeau to join global COVID-19 vaccine fundraiser amid calls for fair access

Joint inquiry or review of mass killing taking shape, N.S. justice minister says

Joint inquiry or review of mass killing taking shape, N.S. justice minister says

Greens likely to hold virtual leadership convention due to pandemic: May

Greens likely to hold virtual leadership convention due to pandemic: May

Meng hearing schedule to expand; lawyers ask for ‘referee’ in case

Meng hearing schedule to expand; lawyers ask for ‘referee’ in case

As some protesters in D.C. gird for battle, others provide first aid, supplies

As some protesters in D.C. gird for battle, others provide first aid, supplies

Most Read