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Law firm investigates mishandled sexual assualt cases

Written by Kaya van der Horst 

After four months of investigation, Cozen O’Connor, a law firm, released a report on Sept. 20 concluding that the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) did not comply with key aspects of Title IX and failed to follow state law in responding to a sexual assault case at Palo Alto High School (Paly) in 2016. 1,266 more words


Encouraged by the talk, eager for the walk: UCP takes stance on LGBTQ Rights

Last night Vice Chairman of the United Conservative Party Interim Joint Board Len Thom posted the following on Facebook:

This evening the Interim Joint Board of the United Conservative Party unanimously passed the following motion:

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Alberta Politics

Equality through exclusion; my thoughts on Calgary Pride

Calgary Pride has been making some waves with recent decisions including the exclusion of uniformed law enforcement and the most recent decision to exclude the nascent United Conservative Party from the Pride Parade on September 3rd in Calgary. 484 more words

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'School choice' unfair to public purse

Originally published in the Whitecourt Star

Charter schools, which are essentially publicly-funded private schools that parents receive vouchers to enrol their children in, are socially destructive institutions. 537 more words

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There is no left and right here. Only right and wrong.

I was a member of the Air Cadets for over a decade. A big part of the cadet and military service is learning about leadership. As I recall, leadership was defined as motivating others to do what you want them to do. 712 more words

Alberta Politics

Political outrage for the sake of outrage is so tiring

Today as an Alberta Party communications person I had a pretty solid day. We were able to hold an opposition member to account for unethical behaviour and drove a large part of the conversation throughout both Alberta and the country on MLA expenses and double dipping. 333 more words

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Why aren't other Alberta political leaders going after the #Fildepocket scandal?

Derek Fildebrandt has arguably been the most newsworthy Albertan of the past 24 hours. The revelation that he has been subletting his luxury, taxpayer-funded, downtown Edmonton apartment while claiming the maximum allowable (of nearly $2000 a month) has rightfully incensed the general public. 346 more words

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