Mar 032012
 

Ron Gray and Kari Simpson speak to Helen Ward, President of Kids First Parents Association of Canada. Why do parents have to fight so hard in the courts to retain their authority over their childrens’ education? Do special interest groups, misguided political correctness, an out-of-control anti-parent court system, and not enough parents standing up for their rights spell doom for parental rights? Helen Ward offers an online petition at TheParentsVoice.org that helps parents fight back.

Also, Ron and Kari have updates concerning the Vancouver Police Department, the Vancouver School Board, and ill-conceived Gender Switch Days in public schools.

Feb 262011
 

Kids First Parent Association of Canada

Media release: Police called to prevent leaflet at public forum held on public property!!

February 23, 2011 (Burnaby)—On February 22, 2011 the West Vancouver Police were called to prohibit the distribution of an information leaflet at a public forum, held at a municipal theatre.

The West Vancouver School District and the West Vancouver Memorial Library held a “community forum on Early Learning” featuring Dr Fraser Mustard, a well-known advocate of universal daycare and all-day kindergarten. Helen Ward, President of Kids First Parent Association of Canada handed out a leaflet in opposition to Dr. Mustard’s policy message in the venue’s foyer.

The leaflet consisted of quotations from Dr Mustard, his colleagues, and economists, with sources. It provided Kids First contact information.

A woman who said “this is our event” demanded that Ward leave the premises saying it was a private space and that distributing information without permission was illegal. She loudly warned patrons that Ward was “handing out propaganda” and that they should not take the leaflet. She took the leaflet out of the hands of several patrons.

Ward declined to leave stating that it was a public space. The woman (who refused to identify herself except as Cathy) brought in the theatre manager and a man named Andrew. At this point Ward agreed to stand outside, but was told she must stand on the sidewalk. Andrew phoned the police saying they were “worried” and that Ward had “a partner inside.” Constable Harding of the West Vancouver Police said that the public theatre attached to the public high school was private property owned by the School District and advised Ward to stand on the sidewalk, which she did.

“This reaction to a mild mannered democratic protest shows signs of paranoia. The event promoted a political agenda using tax payers’ dollars. The groups running the event accept millions of public dollars and used space paid for by the public, and then seek to exclude public voices,” says Ward. She goes on: “It is reprehensible to deny free citizens the right of protest—a simple pamphlet, distributed quietly—at a public event, held on public property, using Canadians’ tax dollars.”

Click here for the “information leaflet
Click here for the full RKR interview with Helen Ward
Click here YouTube highlights of RKR show

For further comment please contact Helen Ward at 604-291-0088.

Feb 072011
 
‘Implied consent’ means no parental approval is needed


Kindergarten students in BC are being used to “data-mine” information about them and their families—with or without parents’ consent.

The Human Early Learning Partnership at the University of BC (H.E.L.P.) recently sent a letter to parents of kindergarten students—now that all-day kindergarten has been imposed on BC families—“informing” them that unless the parents go out of their way to meet with their child’s teacher, consent to the data-mining operation is “assumed”.

Helen Ward of Kids First Canada brought a copy of the H.E.L.P. letter to RoadKill Radio’s studio Feb. 1. The letter says medical health and education records are linked in the project, which gathers personal, private data.

The survey seeks information about kindergartners’ physical health and well-being, social knowledge and competence, emotional health and maturity, language and cognitive development, and general knowledge and communication skills. All the information is linked through a “Personal Education Number” assigned to each child; the child’s name is not on the form—but their P.E.N.s and postal codes are, which make it easy to identify each child—and family.

Kindergarten teachers are asked to give subjective answers about each student to eight pages of questions.

“This isn’t real research,” said Helen Ward, pointing out that there are questions teachers cannot answer without asking parents—including “problems at home.” The teachers will have to guess. And some of the questions—like “are there troubles at home?”—are also intrusive.

(Hear the whole discussion in RKR archives for Show #86, Part 2.)

Feb 012011
 

Show #86 Part 1

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1 February, 2011 – Terry O’Neill, Ron Gray & Kari Simpson Tonight kick off their first show of 2011. 7:30 – 8:00 pm: Exciting news about RoadKill Radio! Everything from documentaries to a new, very cool website! The RoadKill crew will update you on our expansion plans, and delve into the issues that are crucial to Canadians.

Show #86 Part 2

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8:00 – 8:45 pm: HELEN WARD from Kids First will be in-studio to talk about government’s newest abuse of the public education system – using it to spy on you and your family! Yessiree, “HELP” (Human Early Learning Partnership) is at it again! (Doesn’t the name conjure up a warm fuzzy? Huh?!) Be aware! Tune-in and find out what’s really going on! (Click here for a copy of the letter being distributed in the schools.)

Show #86 Part 3

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8:45 – 9:30 pm: Mr. People Power himself, CHRIS DELANEY, joins us to update everyone on the Great HST War and the growing political impact of BC First! (Check out what Rafe Mair has to say about Chris in the TYEE.)

Feb 012011
 

Show #86 Part 2

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February 1, 2011 – HELEN WARD from Kids First will be in-studio to talk about government’s newest abuse of the public education system – using it to spy on you and your family! Yessiree, “HELP” (Human Early Learning Partnership) is at it again! (Doesn’t the name conjure up a warm fuzzy? Huh?!) Be aware! Tune-in and find out what’s really going on! (Click here for a copy of the letter being distributed in the schools.)

Feb 012011
 

Show #86, Part 2: HELEN WARD from Kids First is in-studio to talk about government’s newest abuse of the public education system – using it to spy on you and your family! Yessiree, “HELP” (Human Early Learning Partnership) is at it again! (Doesn’t the name conjure up a warm fuzzy? Huh?!) Be aware! Tune-in and find out what’s really going on! (Listen to the full show at RoadKillRadio.com/category/archives/)

Jan 312011
 

January 31, 2011 – Terry O’Neill, Ron Gray & Kari Simpson kick off their first show of 2011 tomorrow night. 7:30 – 8:00 pm: Exciting news about RoadKill Radio! Everything from documentaries to a new, very cool website! The RoadKill crew will update you on our expansion plans, and delve into the issues that are crucial to Canadians.

8:00 – 8:45 pm: HELEN WARD from Kids First will be in-studio to talk about government’s newest abuse of the public education system – using it to spy on you and your family! Yessiree, “HELP” (Human Early Learning Partnership) is at it again! (Doesn’t the name conjure up a warm fuzzy? Huh?!) Be aware! Tune-in and find out what’s really going on! (Click here for a copy of the letter being distributed in the schools.)

8:45 – 9:30 pm: Mr. People Power himself, CHRIS DELANEY, joins us to update everyone on the Great HST War and the growing political impact of BC First! (Check out what Rafe Mair has to say about Chris in the TYEE.)

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