As Canadian provinces make moves to support a bare minimum of parental rights, the powerful LGBT movement and their allies are, as predicted, swinging into action. In New Brunswick, “Child and Youth Advocate” (and former Liberal MLA) has claimed that Premier Blaine Higgs’ policy is likely illegal. In Saskatchewan, where Premier Scott Moe has implemented a policy requiring parental consent for “social transition” for children under the age of 16, the UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity filed legal action with the Saskatchewan Court of King’s Bench requesting that a judge strike the policy down.
With New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba backing parental rights policies; Ontario’s education minister indicating his support; and federal Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre, who is currently riding high in the polls, also stating that he backs parental rights, LGBT activists are ramping up a fear campaign designed to a) demonize those who wish to include parents in essential discussions about their children and b) insist that these policies will literally result in dead Canadian kids. This campaign is enabled by Canada’s press, which is fully supportive of every aspect of the LGBT agenda. Activist fears have been exacerbated by the fact that as it turns out, many Canadian parents are pretty happy with policies that do not treat them as if they are a danger to their own children.
According to Bennet Jensen, director of an LGBT lobby group and co-legal counsel in the legal action against the Saskatchewan government: “This policy is, on its face, unconstitutional. There’s also the more human response, which is that it puts gender diverse students in a position of real risk. We know that they will experience harm if this policy is allowed to go into effect.”
The headline selected by Global News was even more to the point: “‘Life or death’: LGBTQ2 people warn education policy changes on pronouns, names pose dangers.” What they don’t say? The danger to these children, apparently, comes from their parents – yet they fail to find anyone to actually testify to this happening. It should go without saying, of course, that the legal mechanisms to assist children who are genuinely in danger already exist and can be used. This is not about that. It is about schools introducing children to LGBT themes and socially transitioning them in secret without their parents – who know them far better and have loved them since before birth – knowing. LGBT activists are essentially claiming that the default assumption should be that school staff and pro-LGBT counselors care more about boys and girls than their mothers and fathers.