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This article was published 10/10/2013 (1623 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
A provincial bill that trumpets safe and inclusive schools was proclaimed law today.
Bill 18, the NDP government’s controversial anti-bullying bill, was passed in mid-September after several public hearings.
The bill requires schools to accommodate gay-straight alliances. Some religious leaders in the province have said Bill 18 violates the religious freedom of faith-based schools by forcing them to accept the alliances.
Education Minister Nancy Allan and Paul Olson, president of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, joined students and staff of École Secondaire Kelvin High School today for the official announcement.
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