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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Severing the Parent-Child Bond in Education

Written by John Hilton-O'Brien, Executive Director of Parents for Choice in Education, as published in the Western Standard February 1, 2023How did it come to this? Last week, we ran a column pointing... Read more
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Leduc event

Join us for an informative presentation by John Hilton O'Brien, Executive Director for Parents for Choice in Education, about how parental authority is being targeted, consent undermined and what you can do... Read more
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Alberta’s gender clinic is out of hand

Written by John Hilton-O'Brien, Executive Director of Parents for Choice in Education, as published in the Western Standard January 19, 2023 When somebody introduces us to her vegan cat, we all know who... Read more
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2022 Winter Newsletter

A Year of Elections The biggest news in Alberta this fall is Danielle Smith winning leadership of the United Conservative Party, and thus becoming Premier.  She’ll be facing a general election this... Read more
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Does the Teachers’ Union Control Your School Board?

    Written by John Hilton-O'Brien, Executive Director of Parents for Choice in Education, as published in the Western Standard October 21, 2022The recent school board elections in British Columbia revealed an impressive... Read more
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Welcome to Alberta's new Premier and Wokeism in Education

Congratulations to Danielle Smith, who will now take office as Premier of Alberta. Smith, who cut her teeth in school board politics, has an opportunity to improve Alberta’s education situation. However, as... Read more
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Fall 2022 Newsletter

There has been some interesting news about what our kids are learning recently.  Here at Parents for Choice in Education (PCE), we’re hearing about teachers asserting that math is racist, teachers wearing outrageous... Read more
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UCP Leadership Candidate responses from the Education Forum

  Check out the Candidates' responses in video and transcript format here. 
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2022 Education Forum for UCP Candidates

For those of us interested in education, the United Conservative Party’s (UCP) leadership race is the most important event of the decade. The winner will be Premier – and stands a better... Read more
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Summer 2022 Newsletter

  Parents across the continent have been more vocal than ever about concerns around their children’s education.  South of the border, it seems like every week brings a new victory for school... Read more
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Jason Kenney Steps Down

As Jason Kenney steps down from leadership of Alberta’s United Conservative Party, Parents for Choice in Education (PCE) wishes to recognize his work towards educational reform in the province.   While we have... Read more
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