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Sign up to participate in a Phone Zap to defend queer and trans rights in New Brunswick.
At this event, we’ll join a Zoom call to hear about the issue from Jennifer Murray, Unifor Atlantic Regional Director, then we’ll each pick up the phone to call our MLAs and provincial decision-makers to share our opposition to this so-called review of the policy.
Just weeks before the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, New Brunswick’s provincial government announced plans to roll back some of a critical policy that keeps queer and trans students safe and respected in schools.
The policy at risk, Policy 713, sets minimum requirements for school districts and public schools to create a safe, welcoming, inclusive, and affirming school environment for all students, families, and allies who identify or are perceived as LGBTQI2S+.
The government has no mandate for this sudden, regressive policy review from voters.
The Premier Higgs and Minister of Education Bill Hogan have made increasingly hateful and alarming comments against the need for teaching and protecting inclusion in schools.
Minimum standards like those set out in Policy 713 ensure that schools are safer spaces and signal the government’s priorities and position to the wider public.
We call upon all members to join the fight and stop this rollback of human rights in New Brunswick.