Is conscience rights bill the first shot in a culture war?

Calgary Herald

Robe Breakenridge

The mere existence of a private member’s bill that potentially addresses some hot-button moral issues does not mean that Premier Jason Kenney has broken his vow to not reopen or legislate on such matters.

However, we won’t really know for sure until we see how Kenney decides to respond to Bill 207. Social and religious conservatives are likely watching closely to see how much of their agenda they can convince this premier to adopt. Everyone else should be watching closely, too.

Albertans elected a government that would get our finances in order and help spur investment and job creation in this province. Waging a culture war is not high on the list of priorities. . . [Full text]

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