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Petition to Ministre de l’éducation

Pétition pour amender le nouveau programme québécois d'éducation à la sexualité

Joignez-vous aux 28000+ signataires (includant 7163 sur papier): ATTENDU QUE le Gouvernement du Québec compte introduire, en Septembre 2018, un nouveau programme d’éducation à la sexualité, à caractère explicite et obligatoire, débutant dès la maternelle et ce, sans possibilité de droit de retrait de l’élève; ATTENDU QUE ce programme ne s’inscrira pas à l’intérieur d’un cours spécifique, mais sera intégré dans la grille horaire des matières déjà existantes; ATTENDU QUE ce programme est silencieux quant à la méthode d’enseignement à utiliser, permettant à quiconque de l’enseigner, en fonction de leurs interprétations personnelles, opinions subjectives, et choix de techniques « innovatrices »; ATTENDU QUE ce programme est ni neutre ni impartial, et qu’il porte atteinte aux droits des parents à fournir à leurs enfants une éducation sexuelle compatible avec leurs valeurs familiales, croyances et mœurs; ATTENDU QUE ce programme fait la promotion de l’ « exploration de nouvelles valeurs et normes en matière de sexualité, au-delà de celles de la famille » (Apprentissages en éducation à la sexualité au secondaire, page 3); ATTENDU QUE ce programme ne fournit aucune flexibilité permettant de s’adapter aux besoins ou au développement propre à chaque enfant; ATTENDU QUE ce programme fait présentement l’objet d’un projet pilote dans des écoles situées principalement en dehors de la région de Montréal, représentant ainsi inadéquatement la diversité culturelle et religieuse de la société québécoise; Pour ces motifs, NOUS, soussignés, demandons au gouvernement du Québec ainsi qu’au Ministre de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, de retarder l’implantation du nouveau programme d’éducation à la sexualité et d’y apporter les amendements suivants; 1) Réviser le contenu du programme afin d’y refléter la diversité des valeurs, croyances, cultures, et religions de la société québécoise pluraliste; 2) Introduire l’éducation à la sexualité à l’intérieur d’un cours spécifique, inscrit dans une plage horaire définie, et qui n’affecterait d’aucune façon le temps alloué à l’enseignement des autres matières; 3) Exiger que les personnes appelées à enseigner le contenu du programme soient des professionnels certifiés en la matière; 4) Informer les parents par écrit, avant qu'un tel cours soit donné, du contenu et thèmes d'apprentissage, en spécifiant la date et l’heure auxquels ils seront enseignés, par qui, où, utilisant quels matériel et outils pédagogiques, et permettre l’accès aux parents à ce matériel et outils pédagogiques; 5) Permettre aux parents d’exercer le droit de retrait de leur enfant pour le cours, ou pour l’un de ses thèmes, par simple avis écrit, et ce sans devoir justifier quelconque motif ou rencontrer quelconque critère, tel droit existant dans d’autres juridictions canadiennes et américaines, et prévoir un cheminement ou une activité alternative pour cet élève. JOIGNEZ-VOUS AUX 28000+ QUÉBÉCOIS QUI ONT SIGNÉ CETTE PÉTITION!  MERCI! Références: www.sexeducationquebec.org/fr.html "Dix Choses que vous devez savoir sur le nouveau programme québécois d'éducation à la sexualité" "Défendez vos droits parentaux et les droits de vos enfants en matière d'éducation à la sexualité"  --------------------------------------------------- PETITION TO AMEND QUEBEC'S NEW SEX-ED (signed by 28,000+ Quebecers, including 7163 hand-written signatures): WHEREAS in September 2018, the Quebec Government intends on introducing a new, explicit, and mandatory sex education program beginning in kindergarten, without exemption; WHEREAS this program will not be a separate course, but integrated within academic subject matters; WHEREAS this program does not outline a specific learning method but allows anyone to teach it, based on their personal interpretation, subjective opinions, and choice of “innovative” techniques; WHEREAS this program is neither neutral nor unbiased, and infringes upon the rights of parents to provide sex education to their children in a manner consistent with their family values, beliefs, and morals; WHEREAS this program promotes the “exploration of new sexual values and norms beyond those of the family” (Learning Content in Sexuality Education - Secondary School, page 3); WHEREAS this program provides no flexibility to adapt to each child’s personal needs or development; WHEREAS this program is being piloted in schools located mainly outside the Montreal region, inadequately representing the diversity of cultures and religions in Quebec’s society; We, the undersigned, ask the Quebec Government and the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, to delay the implementation of this new sex education program and amend it as follows: 1) Revise the content to reflect the pluralism of Quebec’s values, beliefs, cultures, and religions; 2) Make sex education a separate course, not impacting other academic subject matters; 3) Require that persons called upon to teach the content be licensed professionals in the matter; 4) Inform parents before any such course is given, detailing the learning content, who will teach it, when, where, using which tools and materials, and providing parental access to all such tools and materials; 5) Allow parents the right to withdraw their child from attending the course or one of its themes, upon simple written notice, and without having to meet any conditions or provide any justification, same right existing in other Canadian and American jurisdictions, and providing for an alternate activity.  JOIN THE 28,000+ QUEBECERS WHO HAVE SIGNED THIS PETITION!            THANK YOU! References: www.sexeducationquebec.org "Ten Things you should know about Quebec's new Sex-Ed"  "Defend Your Parental Rights and Your Children's Rights in Sex Education"

www.sexeducationquebec.org
21,717 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Tim Hortons Canada

Tim Hortons! You Really Need a Gluten Free Baked Good Option.

Tim Hortons is an important part of Canadian culture. We start our days at Timmys, we meet at Timmys, it's a nice place for a first date and a great place to bring your kids for a treat. Many Canadians are Off Gluten for a variety of reasons, most commonly because they suffer from Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world, affecting as many as 300,000 Canadians (though many are unaware of it). One problem facing diagnosis of Celiac Disease is the sheer difficulty of current testing methods. Currently researchers around the world are working on simpler testing procedures. Once a blood test can confirm Celiac Disease, the number of people identifying as "gluten free" is going to rise dramatically.  Eating gluten free is not something that is going to go away. Gluten free options will always be required in food establishments. McDonalds debuted gluten free brownies this past Christmas and Subway now offers gluten free bread. And Starbucks has tried out a few different sandwiches. Isn't it time our Canadian coffee spot had a little something for us to enjoy with our coffee?  Katy (at the TDL Group Corp) told me that "each guest call and suggestion is logged and tracked in our database so it can be reviewed by our Research and Development group who are responsible for new product development" and that they are "closely monitoring statistics and information on conditions like Celiac Disease". Let's make them log and track the many people who want to see a gluten free option at Tim Hortons!   

Off Gluten
3,992 supporters
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Petition to John Horgan

Grant Tetyana Melnychuk her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree which UNBC withheld through discrimination and abuse

Chairs of nursing schools can declare any nursing student "unsuitable" just as a matter of personal dislike for that person. The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) waited until the end of my registered nurse training  program to fail me in the last course, thereby maximizing their revenue, the bank's profit, and my student debt.  This happened even thought I was one of the top nursing students.  It was part of ongoing discrimination, abuse, and persecution against me by three nursing instructors and the chair of the nursing program at UNBC, who did not like the fact I am an immigrant English Second Language student and a single mother. UNBC consistently supports the chair of UNBC's School of Nursing, no matter what she and some of her faculty members do to nursing students. UNBC officials turn a deaf ear to the students' complaints unless the student can afford a lawyer.  Not surprisingly, since 2011 UNBC has banned lawyers from the student appeal process. I now owe a huge student debt with no means of repaying it or of supporting myself and my minor son. According to a lawyer, I have a human rights case against UNBC. However, without legal representation, I am unable to defend my rights against UNBC and obtain my registered nurse degree.  Moreover, Legal Aid and pro bono legal services do not provide help for low income people in cases such as mine. Provincial governments have privileged universities, but failed to protect students' rights and interests.  Publicly the BC government deplores the increase in child poverty! Please do not ignore this family; help and make one child's life better.                                                                                                                    I am asking you to help me obtain my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNBC, so that I can write my registered nurse exam, receive my registered nurse license, find work, pay off my student debt, support myself and my minor son, and become a self sufficient member of society.                                                                                                                      What Martha MacLeod and some other UNBC instructors have done to some UNBC students is horrible.                                                                                                                UNBC must be compelled to treat its students fairly.  Students' rights need to be protected, and one of the best ways to do that is to allow students to have representation by a lawyer through all four stages  (instructor, chair, dean, senate) of the appeal process. This assistance needs to have funds available so that low and middle income students can enjoy the same effective rights as the wealthy. Please support us and pass this petition to others. Thank you very much for your support.   To know more about how UNBC has mistreated me, follow this link http://discriminationabuseofnursingstudent.blogspot.ca/      

Tetyana Melnychuk
460 supporters