Is an NDP civil war looming?

Congratulations to Naheed Nenshi. He’s earned the leadership of Alberta’s New Democratic Party. And he means to earn the premiership. However, he’s got an uphill battle — and it isn’t from who... Read more
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The War for the Minds of Our Children (Iron Will Report interviews PCE ED)

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When it's a battle between facts and ideology, which wins?

A New Brunswick education policy protects children from being pressured or manipulated into embarking on a dangerous and futile quest to become the opposite gender. However, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)... Read more
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Anti-Semitism in Canadian Schools? Blame Critical Race Theory

A boy of 14, wearing a shirt with a Star of David, is followed through a Canadian high school. A dozen girls, wearing Palestinian headscarves and face paint, scream “Free Palestine!” as... Read more
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BC's unsubtle plot to steal parental responsibility

Imagine: a group of adults wearing “stop SOGI” t-shirts gather on a school sidewalk. (SOGI: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.) Police are called and arrive to arrest them — just in time for... Read more
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What would fair school funding look like?

Imagine. What if the government distributed food like it does education? Groceries would be nationalized, paid for by taxes, and distributed by government-run stores. Each family would be entitled to an allotment... Read more
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Tragedy, ambition and education reform

A horrendous tragedy in education took place this summer when respected Ontario principal Richard Bilkszto killed himself after suffering relentless bullying by a group led by a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) coordinator. It... Read more
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2024 Spring Newsletter

It’s been a busy year so far.  Seven columns by PCE’s Executive Director, seven television appearances, meetings with politicians, numerous local talks, course offerings, and coaching sessions. Between meetings, writing, and researching,... Read more
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Alberta's Teachers Go to War

The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) declared war this March. And it will be brutal. Their “Stand for Education” campaign says they are “preparing to push for these changes . . . through... Read more
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Greed, ambition and the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta

It’s so predictable that it is almost funny.  On March 5, the Public School Board Association of Alberta released a new report, entitled Choice in Alberta Education: Challenges and Opportunities for Public Schools. In... Read more
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Teachers' union has its eye on Hoffman for NDP leadership

The latest NDP leadership news comes from an Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) convention. Pictures of literature from attendee tables have crossed my desk: Sarah Hoffman, candidate for the NDP leadership, was campaigning on the floor.... Read more
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Activists stage walkouts, but families just leave

Small walkouts by students happened at some Alberta public and Catholic schools on Wednesday, amid vigorous promotion by the media.  At least one school board administration  weighed in in favour of the... Read more
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Better than Expected

When Premier Smith mentioned in a Saturday morning radio interview that she would be producing a parental rights policy, people went a little crazy with speculation.  On Wednesday, the announcement dropped.  Her announcement... Read more
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Will Smith's parental rights policy do the job?

The news is pretty simple.  When Premier Smith was questioned about the possibility of a parental rights bill last Saturday, she said the province would announce a policy on parental rights this... Read more
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The Feast of the Innocents

When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or... Read more
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Fall 2023 Newsletter

The season since the Provincial election has been quite busy.  We’ve been writing articles, giving talks, running campaign training across the province and have even been granted intervenor status in an important... Read more
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When it comes to parental rights, there are no other stakeholders

HILTON-O'BRIEN: When it comes to parental rights, there are no other stakeholders As published in the Western Standard, November 6, 2023 The biggest social movement of the decade is parental rights in... Read more
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Parental rights legislation in Alberta? How about it, Mr. Minister?

Written by John Hilton-O'Brien, Executive Director of Parents for Choice in Education, as published in the Western Standard October 16, 2023  In the wake of Saskatchewan and New Brunswick adopting parental rights legislation... Read more
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2023 Summer Newsletter

  We’ve been very busy over the past few months and finally have a little time to report on our doings!We’ve had politicians to catch up with.  Our Executive Director has been... Read more
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End of Summer 2023 Newsletter

We’ve been very busy over the past few months and finally have a little time to report on our doings!We’ve had politicians to catch up with.  Our Executive Director has been traveling... Read more
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Fix schools by having funding following students

Written by John Hilton-O'Brien, Executive Director of Parents for Choice in Education, as published in the Western Standard May 19, 2023An elephant walked across the floor of Alberta’s Leaders Debate on Thursday night.... Read more
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The Medieval Turn in Education

Written by John Hilton-O'Brien, Executive Director of Parents for Choice in Education, as published in the Western Standard February 27, 2023It’s a medieval policy. Literally. When the government tells churches what they can... Read more
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Alberta’s NDP plan to defund independent schools

Written by John Hilton-O'Brien, Executive Director of Parents for Choice in Education, as published in the Western Standard May 7, 2023The biggest political announcement in years went by us on Friday, and nobody... Read more
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Rachel Notley's promises about your choices

Just yesterday, May 5th 2023,  Rachel Notley's promised to make sure to focus on the education system in such a fashion that Albertan families will just "choose" to be part of the NDP's... Read more
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The NDP’s curriculum plan revealed

Written by John Hilton-O'Brien, Executive Director of Parents for Choice in Education, as published in the Western Standard February 11, 2023We’ve heard a lot about the Alberta K-6 curriculum reform over the last... Read more
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