Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan and MLA David Swann are calling the UCP’s founding convention and policies a step backward for Albertans:
Khan stated, “I am disturbed by the policies passed threatening GSAs and the ability for youth to get access to important medical procedures coming out of the UCP convention this weekend.
“Alberta Liberals fought hard for the implementation of GSAs in the Fall of 2014 with MLA Laurie Blakeman pushing Bill 10.”
MLA David Swann added, “We were the first party to introduce to create and protect GSAs and we’ll keep fighting to protect a student’s right to access them.
Khan and Swann say “We find the policy supporting a requirement for parental consent for medical procedures offensive.
“A minor should not be denied access because of their parent’s beliefs.
“It should be the child’s decision to make.”
Khan concluded, “I fought against Jason Kenney in the Calgary-Lougheed by-election despite the odds because this is 2018 and his agenda takes us back to 1978.
“Alberta Liberals have the bold forward-thinking policies to give Albertans a better tomorrow.”