Legislation & policies that strip parental rights



Parents for Choice in Education (PCE) advocates for an excellent, quality-oriented, and choice-driven education system which recognizes parental authority. 

Note that PCE does not have a stance for or against any specific clubs or activities. What we oppose are any mandates or measures that:

  • remove the capacity of parents and schools to be responsive to the actual needs of students in their schools
  • undermine a school’s ability to ensure that all activities are cohesive with the foundation upon which the school exists and the reason parents have chosen that setting for their child. 



Let’s empower ourselves to take back the conversation - in the media and politics, at our schools and in our communities - by insisting upon deeper conversations, based on the facts instead of shallow rhetoric and false assumptions.

PCE has produced a practical and informative toolkit to equip you with:

  • knowledge of the law brought into effect by Bill 10 (Mar 2015) and Bill 24 (Nov 2017)
  • how to find and decipher school board policies in your area,
  • facts to counter the false assurances and excuses that will come your way, whether from your school, elected representatives, political candidates or in your everyday conversations in the public sphere

Click here or on the picture below to access the Toolkit!



In addition to the Toolkit, PCE has also published the following resources on Bill 24 and Bill 10:

Nov 2017 PCE blog article on Bill 24: "NDP seek to control schools and isolate children"

Nov 2017 two page printable summary of concerns with Bill 24





November 6, 2017 - Calgary Sun / Edmonton Sun
GSAs: More than peer support and pizza

August 23, 2016 – Calgary Sun
Alberta Education Minister David Eggen’s direct appeal to children on Gay-Straight Alliances troubling

March 8, 2016 – Calgary Herald
NDP should take a measured approach to bullying in schools

January 18, 2016 – Calgary Herald
An Alberta Parent’s Call to Action: When Parents Lose Rights, Children are Endangered




*PCE is non-partisan and non-sectarian. We provide these resources as they offer information on a variety of topics. The publication of these papers and columns on the PCE website should not be considered full and total endorsement of all the content in the resources.

Protecting Children, Protecting Families: The legal rights of parents to be fully informed on all matters regarding their children's education 
by John Carpay, B.A., LL.B. & James Kitchen, B.A., J.D., Justice Centre For Constitutional Freedoms

Unconstitutional: How Bill 24 violates our Charter freedoms
by Jay Cameron, B.A., LL.B., John Carpay, B.A., LL.B. & James Kitchen, B.A., J.D., Justice Centre For Constitutional Freedoms

Parental Rights are Human Rights: Alberta’s Bill 24 violates Charter freedoms
by Jay Cameron, B.A., LL.B., John Carpay, B.A., LL.B. & James Kitchen, B.A., J.D., Justice Centre For Constitutional Freedoms

Do you think you know what Alberta students learn in school?
by Theresa Ng, Informed Albertans (Oct 30, 2016)

Beware The Trojan Horse Advancing Into Alberta Schools
by Theresa Ng, Informed Albertans (Oct 12, 2016)

A Medical Response To Alberta Education’s Gender Diversity: Guidelines For Best Practices 
by Dr. Achen and Dr. Fenske, U of A

Mandatory Gay-Straight Alliances vs. Charter Freedoms 
by John Carpay, B.A., LL.B., Justice Centre For Constitutional Freedoms

Key Points of Concern
Blog entry authored by PCE supporter



PCE Perspectives in Education video "Prioritize student safety, not secrets" - 3 minutes 55 seconds, published Oct 4, 2017

September 29, 2017: Interview with Danielle Smith on News Tallk 770 featuring Donna Trimble, Executive Director of PCE, and Education Minister David Eggen.

Parents Need to Know: A can’t miss INSIGHT television interviewwith Donna Trimble, Executive Director for PCE


Defending Parental Rights in Education - 50 minute presentation
John Carpay, lawyer and president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) April 21, 2017:

John Carpay on Parental Rights in Education - 3 min 30 sec video




Want to know where your school stands? Start a dialogue with the school using the Parent Request for Notification.