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daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Alberta Politics Roundup: Bill 10 and the short #ableg session

The Alberta Legislature returned for what is expected to be short sitting before an expected Spring election. With the provincial budget scheduled to be tabled on March 26 and the last major round of Progressive Conservative candidate nominations being held on March 28,… Continue Reading →

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Wildrose wilts as Danielle Smith joins the PC Party

TweetFor four years, Progressive Conservatives told Albertans not to trust those kooky and scary Wildrosers. At the same time, the Wildrosers told Albertans not to trust those crooked and corrupt PCs. Today, it now appears that the leaders of the two parties have now put the past four years behind them and are joining forces. . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Wildrose wilts as Danielle Smith joins the PC Party

Too Much Geography: An Open Letter to Premier Jim Prentice on Gay-Straight Alliances

Dear Premier Prentice;

I graduated from high school in Alberta ten years ago, and I am gay. I like to think there are more interesting things about me, but these are the relevant points right now. At my school, there was no such thing as a gay-straight alliance, but you might know that already – . . . → Read More: Too Much Geography: An Open Letter to Premier Jim Prentice on Gay-Straight Alliances

Montreal Simon: The Wonderfully Amazing Victory of the Gay-Straight Alliance

They had to fight so hard for the right to set up Gay-Straight Alliance clubs in their schools. They had to battle ignorance and religious bigotry.They were called Nazis, forbidden by their school boards and their principals to use the word gay, or even draw the rainbow colours. But they never gave up, They . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Wonderfully Amazing Victory of the Gay-Straight Alliance

Canadian Political Viewpoints: The "Rebel" Alliance

Perhaps I’m a bit late to the party, but this is an issue that I wanted to spend a bit of time talking about since it was mentioned.

In the past few weeks, an issue that wasn’t on anyone’s radar made its way to the forefront of everyone’s minds when Cam Broten rose in the . . . → Read More: Canadian Political Viewpoints: The "Rebel" Alliance

Montreal Simon: Gay People and their Straight Friends

I've been so busy celebrating Obama's big victory, that I haven't been able to do this story justice.For it too was an amazing victory, and a tribute to all those gay Americans who never gave up the struggle despite one bitter defeat after … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Gay People and their Straight Friends

Montreal Simon: Bill 13 and the Victory of the Bullied Children

It seems like it took forever. But tonight bullied children in Ontario are finally a little bit safer.

And gay kids have the right to call themselves gay, and form Gay-Straight Alliances.

No matter what some Catholic School Boards have to say, or what grotesque homophobes like Charles McVety spew out of every orifice. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Bill 13 and the Victory of the Bullied Children

Five of Five: Gay is the Word

I was in the gym tonight when Toronto Archbishop Tom Collins came on the television. The Ontario government is currently fine tuning proposed anti-bullying legislation, which of course affects catholic schools. The legislation would allow students to form anti-bullying, anti-homophobic groups, sometimes known as Gay-Straight Alliances. The issue right now seems to be the use . . . → Read More: Five of Five: Gay is the Word