Petition

Repeal Section 90 of Alberta’s Education Act!

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To: Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides
Cc.: Premier Danielle Smith

Whereas, a handful of trustees with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools (RDCRS) voted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, to literally undo the results of a democratic election by taking it upon themselves to circumvent democracy by “un-electing” their colleague, Trustee Monique LaGrange;

And whereas, this group of trustees weaponized a little-known provision in Alberta’s Education Act, found in Section 90 of the Act, to literally “un-elect” Trustee LaGrange off the Board, and thereby disenfranchised voters, rendering their ballots meaningless, and attacked the very essence of democracy;

And whereas, in doing so, these trustees robbed Red Deer Catholic parents and voters of their right to hire, fire, or re-hire their elected representatives every four years at election time, as they see fit; 

And whereas, the only individuals who should be allowed to fire a trustee if they do not like her job performance is the voters themselves, at the next election

Therefore, we the undersigned, demand that you, as Alberta’s Minister of Education, immediately repeal Section 90 of the Education Act, also dubbed the “Cancel Democracy Clause”, so that Alberta voters can never be disenfranchised again!

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Brendan A. Wallaceburg, ON
Feb 27, 2024 - 02:39pm
This was wrong.
Sharon M. Edmonton, AB
Feb 23, 2024 - 12:54am
This is totalitarianism not democracy. Alberta taxpayers pay for the election and electors make a choice. The idea that the other members of the Board can simply un-elect a member chosen by the voters guarantees no one will ever debate or disagree. The bullies will rule. Get rid of this ridiculous undemocratic rule.
Regina G. Port Perry , ON
Feb 20, 2024 - 08:56am
Anonymous Penhold , AB
Feb 5, 2024 - 10:40pm
Murr R. Calgary, AB
Feb 5, 2024 - 07:34pm
Every four years at election time, >>as they see fit<< To me that means as you see fit you have opportunity to recall those other trustees for breach of trust aka fire them. They dont have the right to trample the genuine and established fundamental rights of children and parents for the length of the term.
BR p. penhold, AB
Feb 5, 2024 - 03:39pm
Dear Honorable Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides, The Un election by power mad trustees is a threat to democracy. We have freedom of Speech precisely to STOP this abuse of power. These out of control trustees are cancelling the rights of the people elected to represent them. This is despicable. Please Fix it. Sincerely
william r. , ON
Feb 5, 2024 - 12:22pm
Anonymous Winnipeg, MB
Jan 26, 2024 - 05:29pm
Jonathon M. Red Deer County, AB
Jan 14, 2024 - 08:09pm
Don H. Calgary, AB
Jan 13, 2024 - 06:20pm
Anonymous Cold Lake, AB
Jan 12, 2024 - 11:18pm
Anonymous Cold Lake, AB
Jan 12, 2024 - 11:18pm
Anonymous Cold Lake, AB
Jan 12, 2024 - 11:17pm
Anonymous Sarnia, ON
Jan 12, 2024 - 10:36am
Beatrice H. WESTLOCK, AB
Jan 11, 2024 - 11:11pm