Large Coalition Getting Ready to Fight Scott Moe's Pronoun Policy Overriding the Charter of Rights and Freedoms - 2023-10-06
A coalition of 2SLGBTQ+, civil rights and labour groups are fighting Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe's plan to use the "notwithstanding clause" to override the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and enforce a "horrifying" education policy on October 10.
In August, Saskatchewan introduced a policy that forced teachers to out trans students to their parents without the students' consent. The policy also halted the introduction of 2SLGBTQ+ resources for students in schools and allows parents to opt their children out of receiving sexual education.
Last week, a Regina judge suspended the new pronoun policy until its constitutionality could be tested in court, thanks to a legal challenge from 2SLGBTQ+ advocacy group UR Pride. That same day, Moe announced he would use the notwithstanding clause to enforce the policy regardless of the court's decision.