Posted on Mar 28, 2018

One year after opposing GSAs, Jason Kenney must state if he wants to repeal Bill 24

For immediate release
March 28, 2018

EDMONTON – One year ago today, Jason Kenney stated parents must be informed if kids join a gay-straight alliance (GSA). He’s been dodging questions on the topic ever since.

Jason Kenney made his original comments in favour of outing students who join GSAs in an article titled “Kenney: Parents should be told if child joins gay-straight alliance.”[1] In November, Kenney announced the UCP caucus opposed Bill 24, An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances.[2]

One year later, as the UCP prepares for its policy convention, where does Jason Kenney stand? Here are some of the questions he has not yet answered:

  • Does he stand by his comments that parents should be notified if their children join a GSA?
  • Why did he say GSAs taught curriculum when they are, in fact, clubs?
  • What did he mean when he said teachers do not support GSAs? Has he met with the ATA?
  • Kenney has repeatedly stated he wants to repeal all NDP legislation if he had the chance to govern Alberta. After whipping his caucus to vote against Bill 24, would he repeal Bill 24?


[1] Calgary Herald. March 28 2017.

[2] Calgary Herald. November 8 2017.