LEAF urges Saskatchewan elected officials to reject Education Act amendments proposed in Bill 137
The implementation of Saskatchewan’s “Use of Preferred First Name and Pronouns by Students” policy, which only permits school personnel to refer to a trans, non-binary, or gender-diverse student under the age of 16 by their proper name and pronouns if their parent consents, was put on hold after an injunction was granted by a Saskatchewan court.
In response, the Province introduced Bill 137, which proposes to invoke the notwithstanding clause of the Charter, overriding Saskatchewan children’s Charter-protected rights to freedom of expression, security of the person, and equality. LEAF wrote to Saskatchewan MLAs urging them to reject the proposed amendments in Bill 137, or at least to reject the use of the notwithstanding clause.
Read LEAF’s letter. To learn more, see the case summary of the legal challenge to oppose the policy.LEAF-to-Sask-MLAs-re-Bill-137