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“Axe the Tax” protests start April 1 on all interprovincial highways

“Axe the Tax” protests start April 1 on all interprovincial highways

Apr 1, 2024 | 7:32am
From Bonavista to Vancouver Island, Canadians are gearing up for a nationwide Axe the Tax protest April 1  – the same day the federal government is hiking the carbon tax by 23 per cent. The protests calling for the immediate and permanent removal of the carbon tax are mainly planned for the interprovincial borders across Canada. […]
‘Pushed down our throats’: Letters detail school pronoun concerns in Saskatchewan

‘Pushed down our throats’: Letters detail school pronoun concerns in Saskatchewan

Dec 18, 2023 | 8:35am
The Saskatchewan government received 18 official complaints in the summer before it implemented a rule preventing most children from changing their names or pronouns at school without parental consent.  The emails, recently obtained by The Canadian Press through an access-to-information request, were received in June and July and offer a first look into what may have influenced […]
Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission asks province to reconsider pronoun bill

Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission asks province to reconsider pronoun bill

Oct 19, 2023 | 10:06am
The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission is asking the province to reconsider its proposed pronoun legislation, saying it infringes upon the rights of students.  In a letter, the commission says invoking the notwithstanding clause to override the provincial Human Rights Code significantly affects the rights of minors.  It says the code is meant to protect all residents equally […]
Saskatchewan pronoun policy doesn’t do enough to mitigate harms, say legal professors

Saskatchewan pronoun policy doesn’t do enough to mitigate harms, say legal professors

Oct 15, 2023 | 11:41am
Saskatchewan legislation that requires parental consent when children under 16 change their names or pronouns at school fails to ensure gender-diverse youth aren’t harmed, say two legal professors.  The Saskatchewan Party government tabled the bill with the notwithstanding clause last week, overriding sections of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Saskatchewan’s Human Rights Code. A judge granted […]