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Opponent of Ontario’s sex ed curriculum enters PC leadership race

A parent activist who opposes Ontario’s updated sex-ed curriculum is the fourth official candidate in the race to replace departed Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown before the June 7 provincial election.

Tanya Granic Allen of Parents As First Educators enters the March 10 contest with the first of two televised leadership debates slated for Thursday and the deadline for selling party memberships kicking in Friday.

“We have to make sure the social conservative voice is being respected,” Allen, who is now registered with Elections Ontario as an entrant, said in a recent post on the lobby group’s website.


Teacher Charged With Child Abuse, Allegedly Forced Boy To Stand For Pledge Of Allegiance

A Boulder Valley School District teacher now faces child abuse and assault charges for allegedly forcing a child to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Karen Smith, a physical education teacher at Angevine Middle School in Lafayette, was placed on leave earlier this month.

Police say on Feb. 1, Smith grabbed a boy by his jacket, lifting him to his feet, and took him out of class.

A parent waiting to pick her child up at Angevine recently told CBS4 that her daughter knows Smith as a “strict” teacher but has never had an issue.


Employees At Little Caesars Restaurant Refuse Service To Cop Who Served In Operation Desert Storm

On Tuesday night, an Alabama police officer who was a 20-year veteran of the force, a U.S. Navy veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm, and a certified sniper for his department’s SWAT team, was refused service by two employees of a local Little Caesars pizza restaurant, precipitating a community uproar and the firing of the employees Wednesday morning.

Dora Police Sgt. Ronnie Phillips posted his experience on social media, writing that he was driving his patrol vehicle when he went to pick up their dinner.


Canada must tackle racism in federal prisons, Senate committee hears

The chairwoman of the Senate’s human rights committee says Canada needs to deal with systemic, anti-black racism in its prisons and help inmates better integrate with society after they’re released.

Nova Scotia Sen. Wanda Thomas Bernard says the committee’s hearings have shown a need for systemic and structural changes to prevent former prisoners from getting back into trouble with the law.

As part of a special meeting to look at the experiences of black female inmates, the committee heard that pardons for past crimes would help some inmates find work.

Black Canadians make up 8.6 per cent of the population of federal prisons, even though they account for just three per cent of the overall Canadian population.

Well…. at least she’s looking out for her constituents.


Elizabeth Warren says Trump disrespecting Native Americans by calling her ‘Pocahontas’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says U.S. President Donald Trump disrespects Native Americans by referring to her as “Pocahontas,” and she says that while she’s not enrolled in any tribe, “I never used my family tree to get a break or … advance my career.”

The Massachusetts Democrat tells the National Congress of American Indians that her mother’s family was part Native American and her father’s parents “were bitterly opposed to their relationship.”


What Does Justin Trudeau And A Turtle On A Post Have In Common?

h/t 90 Miles From Tyranny

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