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On March 21, 2000, in Vancouver, delegates to the Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) voted to “. . . actively support the establishment of Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) support groups in middle and high schools throughout BC” and to “actively encourage local leaders to facilitate the establishment” of such groups. This was in the face of widespread concern among parents and pro-family people generally, and vigorous opposition from a considerable number of the teacher-delegates. On Sunday, a large body of people opposed to the proposed move had participated in a silent rally organized by the Coalition for the Protection of Parental Rights, enduring taunts from a vociferous contingent of homosexual youth and supporters. On Monday, representatives from B.C. Parents and Teachers for Life gave out information to delegates. They have given out handouts on other issues many times at past BCTF AGMs. But in the middle of peacefully distributing their literature, they were ordered to leave under legal threat by a hotel representative, who cited instructions from the BCTF.

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With a new constitution and a new parliament representing diverse parties and factions, Russia's political structure subsequently showed signs of stabilization. However, since that time Russians have continued to debate the future of their political system, with Western-style democracy and authoritarianism being two widely considered alternatives. As the transition period extended into the mid-1990s, the power of the national government continued to wane as Russia's regions gained political and economic concessions from Moscow. Although the struggle between the executive and the legislative branches was partially resolved by the new constitution, the two branches continued to represent fundamentally opposing visions of Russia's future. The executive was the center of reform, and the lower house of the parliament, the State Duma, was a bastion of antireform communists and nationalists.


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SINCE GAINING ITS INDEPENDENCE with the collapse of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991, Russia (formally, the Russian Federation) has faced serious challenges in its efforts to forge a political system to follow nearly seventy-five years of centralized, totalitarian rule. For instance, leading figures in the legislative and executive branches have put forth opposing views of Russia's political direction and the governmental instruments that should be used to follow it. That conflict reached a climax in September and October 1993, when President Boris N. Yeltsin used military force to dissolve the parliament and called for new legislative elections. This event marked the end of Russia's first constitutional period, which was defined by the much-amended constitution adopted by the Russian Republic in 1978. A new constitution, creating a strong presidency, was approved by referendum in December 1993.

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The time to act is now to help stop the proposed pro-homosexuality programs. Here are some things you can do. Would you do one or two of them at least? 1. Write to: The Premier, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C., objecting to the provincial government’s allowing such programs. Send copies of your letter to the Minister of Education at the same address, to your MLA, and to the BCTF, your local school board, and the local teachers’ association. Also send copies to the leaders of other provincial parties. 2. Write a letter to your local newspaper. 3. If you are a parent, bring the matter up at the Parent Advisory Council meeting for your school, if your child attends public school. 4. Form an ad-hoc committee of like-minded people. Speak together with a firm (but not shrill) voice. (BC Parents and Teachers for Life will gladly give what information we can to help you.) Get your school board to act to prevent schools being used to propagandize for controversial, unhealthy behaviour. 4. You could phone the Ministry of Education, Public Affairs Branch at 387-4611, ask for the Curriculum branch, and leave your message, asking that you receive a reply. 5. If you are a high-school student, you and like-minded friends could make a respectful representation to the educational authorities. In all your communications, stress that you are for the protection of all students from violence, but oppose the indoctrination of students for the homosexual life-style. We must be accurate about our facts, show concern for others, and stand up for the rights of parents and the welfare of students.