Rival rallies face off over sexual orientation and gender identity in B.C. schools

Conservative group Culture Guard decries “extreme sex ed” as counter protesters say SOGI education helps all youth.

VANCOUVER—Protesters and counter-protesters gathered outside the BC Teachers’ Federation headquarters Monday morning, reacting passionately to the province’s LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum on sexual orientation and gender identity, SOGI.

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Soldiers of Odin at anti-SOGI rally in Vancouver

The organizer of an anti-SOGI123 rally in Vancouver Monday said she invited members of the Hells Angels to attend. [Soldiers of Odin present see pictures]

“We invited the Hells Angels, we invited anybody who has children and who has a stake in education that is opposed to SOGI is welcome to stand with us,” said Kari Simpson of the Culture Guard group.

She said some accepted the invitation and attended.

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How the Foreign Right-Wing Propaganda Machine Tried To Pin The Toronto Attack on Muslims

https://north99.org/2018/04/24/how-the-foreign-right-wing-propaganda-mac...

Speculation abounded online in the wake of the horrific van attack in Toronto, and one voice did its utmost to ensure that speculation had an anti-Muslim tinge: foreign right-wing media and pundits.

Heavy police presence at Calgary City Hall for dueling downtown protests

Dozens of police officers were at Calgary’s Municipal Building on Saturday as several opposing groups organized rallies.

Ten marked police vehicles were lined up along Macleod Trail for hours while officers stood between the two groups, preventing them from coming in contact with each other. Over 200 people were gathered there around noon.

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Florida shooting suspect confesses, sheriff's report says

The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation's deadliest school shootings and concealing extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff's department report released Thursday.

The report from the Broward County Sheriff's Office said Nikolas Cruz told investigators that he shot students in the hallways and on the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

NDP Pushes Reforms To Canada's Jury Selection Process After Gerald Stanley Verdict

No Indigenous jurors were selected to examine the Colten Boushie case.

Federal New Democrats are pushing Liberals to reform Canada's jury selection process after a white Saskatchewan farmer was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of a young Indigenous man.

Gerald Stanley was acquitted Friday in the 2016 shooting death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie, a member of the Red Pheasant First Nation. The verdict has sparked outrage, debate, and protests across the country.

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