May 9, 2023
Green Party leader statement regarding Policy 713
FREDERICTON – Green Party leader and MLA for Fredericton South David Coon released the following statement today in response to news that the Higgs government is reviewing its policy on sexual orientation and gender identity in schools:
“I am very concerned to hear that Minister Hogan is considering changes to Policy 713, which now ensures there is a supportive school environment for students, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity. We are talking about some of the most vulnerable young people in our province. Their schools must continue to be safe and affirming spaces.
I am also extremely disappointed that instead of standing with his teachers, Minister Hogan chose to release a statement late Friday afternoon distancing himself from the Pride in Education Professional Learning workshop that was held for teachers as part of their professional development opportunities earlier that day.”