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Petitioning David Eggen, Minister of education for alberta and 4 others

Stop Catholic school from using your money to fire a teacher for being transgender

The greater St. Albert school board has spent over 376000 taxpayer dollars to try to fire a teacher for being Transgender. Jan Buterman was fired from a teaching position in 2008 for being Transgender. Since then Jan has rightfully fought in court for his rights to still teach in catholic school.

The 376 thousand dollars of taxpayer money the greater St. Albert school board had spent, has been on legal fees trying to win their right to discriminate against teachers due to their gender identity. Even though that decision is directly against the Alberta teachers associations declaration of rights and responsibilities for teachers, which I will now take a quote from: Teachers have the right to be protected against discrimination on the basis of prejudice as to race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical characteristics, disability, marital status, family status, age, ancestry, place of origin, place of residence, socioeconomic background or linguistic background and have the responsibility to refrain from practicing these forms of discrimination in their professional duties. Note, that it clearly states gender identity.

So, if you believe in Transgender rights, that gross amounts of taxpayer money should not be used to prevent these rights, and that a school board can not bully their way to having the rules not apply whenever they wish them not too, please sign. Thank you to Progress Alberta for bringing the issue to my attention in the first place, their article posted on may 2 is where these facts are from.

This petition was delivered to:
  • David Eggen, Minister of education for alberta
  • Marie Renaud, st.albert MLA
  • Greater St.albert Catholic school board
  • edmonton.calder@assembly.ab.ca
  • st.albert@assembly.ab.ca

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