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Saskatchewan teachers resume job action in collective bargaining as school year ends

Saskatchewan teachers resume job action in collective bargaining as school year ends

Jun 10, 2024 | 12:16pm
Saskatchewan teachers have resumed job action in a bid to push the province back into bargaining on issues of classroom sizes and student supports.  The sanctions mean teachers won’t volunteer their time for lunchroom supervision and extracurricular activities.  Also, they will arrive to school only 15 minutes before the start of the day and will leave […]
Parents weigh in on giving consent for children changing names or pronouns at school

Parents weigh in on giving consent for children changing names or pronouns at school

Jan 8, 2024 | 8:46am
A legal challenge to Saskatchewan’s new law requiring parental consent if children under 16 want to change their names or pronouns at school is back in court this week. New Brunswick enacted a similar measure last year, and other provinces are looking at doing the same. Lawyers representing UR Pride, an LGBT group in Regina, […]
‘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 […]
Sask Teachers Say “Job Action” is “Inevitable”

Sask Teachers Say “Job Action” is “Inevitable”

Dec 13, 2023 | 10:20am
Talks aimed at a new contract for teachers in Saskatchewan have come to an end, with no new deal. The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation and the the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee were bargaining with the help of the Conciliation Board in an attempt to reach a deal. In a statement, the STF says the government did not […]
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 […]
Saskatchewan, New Brunswick naming changes means ‘life or death’ for trans kids: Ien

Saskatchewan, New Brunswick naming changes means ‘life or death’ for trans kids: Ien

Aug 31, 2023 | 8:26am
By Stephanie Taylor in Ottawa –The Canadian Press– Canada’s minister for women, gender equality and youth says policies in Saskatchewan and New Brunswick that require parental consent before students under 16 can have schools use their preferred pronouns and names puts transgender and nonbinary kids in a “life-or-death situation.”  And while Marci Ien declined to comment on whether Ottawa […]