Alberta Liberal Party Leader David Khan condemns that almost a quarter of Alberta school boards may not have LGBTQ2S+ policies to protect students.
Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan is deeply concerned about the safety of LGBTQ2S+ students at Alberta schools and is demanding the NDP government take action immediately.
A leaked Alberta Health Services report suggests up to 22 per cent of Alberta school boards may not have LGBTQ2S+ policies in place and available.
David Khan says, “I am shocked that so many school boards have not followed provincial requirements to develop and submit their LGBTQ2S+ policies. It’s been 2 years since the policy was issued and nothing has been done. This is intolerable. The NDP government should have acted sooner and with more resolve. What are they waiting for?”
Mr. Khan adds, “Pride Month is more than marching in parades. The NDP Government and the Education Minister must show backbone and implement a meaningful, binding and mandatory, province-wide LGBTQ2S+ school policy. Some school boards continue to flout the law and put students at risk.”
David Khan will be available for comment between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., Monday, June 19, 2017.
Alberta Liberal Party Leader David Khan Launches his 87 Constituency Tour.
Waterton (June 17th, 2017):
Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan is launching his 87 Constituencies Tour of Alberta in the constituency of Cardston-Taber-Warner.
When: Saturday, June 17th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: The Thirsty Bear Saloon, 111 Waterton Ave, Waterton Lakes National Park
David Khan will be meeting with Albertans this evening to hear their views on the future of the province.
Khan says “I am excited to begin my tour of the province as Leader of the Alberta Liberals and look forward to meeting with and listening to Albertans from all walks of life."
Khan added "The spectacular natural beauty here in Cardston-Taber-Warner serves as a reminder for the need for strong environmental protections. It will be a pleasure hearing from Albertans this evening on this and other issues.”
Alberta Liberal Party Leader David Khan thanks Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin for her service to Canada and her support for the rights of Indigenous people.
Calgary, AB (June 13th, 2017)
On Monday, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin announced that she will be retiring from the Supreme Court of Canada, effective December 15th, 2017. Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan offered his thanks, stating, “Chief Justice McLachlin will certainly go down in history as one of Canada’s greatest jurists. She is a passionate, intelligent and articulate defender of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and a skillful consensus builder who presided over an extraordinary number of unanimous decisions. She is the first female and the longest-serving Chief Justice in Canadian history. She is also proudly from Pincher Creek, and a graduate of the University of Alberta. For these traits, and others, I’d like to sincerely thank her for her service on behalf of the Alberta Liberal Party and all Albertans.”
David Khan added, “I have great respect for Chief Justice McLachlin and her commitment to Indigenous rights, including her willingness to use the term ‘cultural genocide’ to describe the injustices faced by Indigenous peoples. Her decisions on Indigenous issues laid the groundwork for many of my professional endeavours and successes as an Indigenous rights lawyer.”