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Changes coming to Bill 44: Blackett

A controversial bill that could extend human rights protection toparents who want to pull their children from classes on sex or religionwill be changed, said Alberta Culture Minister Lindsay Blackettyesterday.

A controversial bill that could extend human rights protection to parents who want to pull their children from classes on sex or religion will be changed, said Alberta Culture Minister Lindsay Blackett yesterday.

During question period, Blackett told the legislature that Bill 44 will face some amendments, but didn’t specify what those amendments are or what it could mean for parents or teachers.

Blackett couldn’t be immediately reached for comment, but government spokeswoman Shawna Cass said the amendment will exempt teachers who make indirect or incidental mentions of sexual orientation, sex or religion.

 
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