More tranny news.
I know you’re as excited as I am.
The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has invoked a rare constitutional mechanism to shield controversial gender pronoun legislation from legal challenges – a decision critics say violates the rights of minors.
On Monday, Saskatchewan’s legislative assembly started debate on Bill 137, which outlines the rights parents have as the “primary decision-maker” in their child’s education. Among the most controversial is the provision requiring parental consent before school staff use a desired gender identity or gender-related preferred name if the student is under the age of 16. The bill also says that if obtaining parental permission could cause harm to the child, the principal will connect the student with support to develop a plan to come out to their parents.
Saskatchewan follows New Brunswick as the second province in the country to amend its education laws, reflecting a burgeoning “parents rights” movement in Canada that has migrated from the neighbouring United States.
Yeah, nobody in Canada gave a shit about schools trannifying their kids until people from the US told them to.
In recent months, conservative provincial governments across the country have increasingly spoken about granting parents the “right” to know about their child’s gender expression in schools. The Ontario premier, Doug Ford, last month said parents and guardians should be informed if a student has changed their pronoun or name at school.
But Scott Moe, the premier of Saskatchewan and leader of the Saskatchewan party, is the first provincial leader to use the “notwithstanding clause” when passing legislation surrounding pronoun use. The clause allows governments to temporarily strip away fundamental rights enshrined in the country’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Saskatchewan’s minister of education, Jeremy Cockrill, said overwriting the charter rights of minors was “justifiable” by his government to “ensure that parents have rights in terms of being involved in [their] child’s education”.
Civil rights groups say the move sets a “dangerous precedent” when it comes to preserving key freedoms, especially when the legislation targets vulnerable transgender youth.
“The government of Saskatchewan is threatening to shred a piece of the charter this Tuesday, and in so doing violate the rights, the freedom, the privacy, the equality and the safety of trans young people,” Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, an executive director for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), told reporters on Friday.
Every. Single. Time.
Bill 137 uses the notwithstanding clause to override sections 2, 7 and 15 of the charter, which relate to freedom of expression, liberty, security of person and equal protection under the law. The bill also uses the clause to bypass sections of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code that protect the right to freedom of conscience, the right to free expression and the right to education.
“In reaching for the notwithstanding clause, governments are really just saying: ‘We want to pass a law that wouldn’t be upheld by the courts as a reasonable and proportionate limit on rights,’” Robert Leckey, dean at McGill University’s law school, previously told the Guardian.
A government can only invoke the clause for five years. Before renewing it, they must first face voters.
This is always one step forward, two steps back.
It’s all being set up for federal laws in the US, Canada, UK, etc.
They are going to force this on you, and municipalities will not be able to resist.
We were supposed to be living on Mars right now