Hancock Confirms Anti-School-Choice Provision Out of Education Act

According to Global News, government house leader Dave Hancock has told reporters that the new education act, expected as early as tomorrow, will not contain provisions which could have allowed human rights complaints to be made against schools for discussing certain contentious issues in the classroom. (This was section 16 in the original bill). The article says, "Government house leader Dave Hancock says the bill has been rewritten to remove the human rights reference but still supports the idea in spirit and in action." Sources tell us that the government hopes to focus on making positive changes to education that everyone can agree on, instead of rolling back school-choice in Alberta. This is welcome news, and we look forward to being able to review the bill itself to find out what exactly it says.