LGBTQ+ protesters outside the legislature in Regina, Saskatchewan, protesting the proposed parental rights bill, October 17, 2023. (File photo)
This fall, the Saskatchewan government invoked the notwithstanding clause for its parental rights policy. This was strongly criticized by organizations fighting for the rights of LGBTQ+ people. However, the majority of Saskatchewan people support this policy, according to a poll.
What we did was essentially bring forward and normalize a policy in school divisions and schools across the province that was largely in place and largely a status quo policy for years. .
A quote from Scott Moe, Premier of Saskatchewan.
What happened in Lumsden with these cards being made available to a class has, I think, really stimulated public debate and raised awareness among parents about this subject in general, says Prime Minister .
Mr. Moe maintains that he was informed of the letters being sent to the Department of Education during the legal proceedings.
We all want to have the most constructive, positive, supportive learning environment for all children who attend our schools, says the Premier of Saskatchewan. We may disagree on some points about how to get there, but we must never lose sight of where we are going in this regard.
In addition, Prime Minister Scott Moe described as unhealthy the events that took place in the grounds of the legislative building in Regina as part of a pro-Palestinian demonstration.
Questions arise as to the involvement of certain opposition deputies in the organization of this demonstration which moved to the chambers and which brought unprecedented disruption to government activities. None of this is healthy, deplores Scott Moe.