In today's report, I interview Leah Maier to bring you an important update on her fight to get her job back after she was terminated by the Good Spirit School Division (GSSD).
Leah was working happily as an education assistant for K-5 students at PJ Gillen Elementary School in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan.
On June 12, she was abruptly fired by the division for resharing a news article about parents keeping children home from school to avoid Pride activities on June first. They cited this as severe and “damaging to the reputation” of the division.
Leah's termination letter also referenced a social media post she had made back in February 2022, where she was brave enough to reshare a post about the tragic suicide of a graduate named Mila Neufeld. During lockdowns and due to other COVID-19 restrictions like the vaccine mandate, she was told it would prevent her from achieving her dreams of becoming a midwife, and it was too much for her to bear.
"Everyone is saying how we'll never have the old normal again—that we'll have a new normal. But to be frank, I don't want any part of what's going on in our world to be normal because this isn't normal," said a portion of the note that Mila left behind.
GSSD saw that Leah Maier shared Mila's story alongside her own commentary, condemning those pushing such draconian measures on young people like Mila as worthy of discipline.
If not, join others at HireBackLeah.com to help in the fight to get Leah's job back!
Click here and email Good Spirit School Division's Superintendent Jason Trost, the Director of Education Quintin Robertson, and Minister of Education Dustin Duncan, demanding that they hire Leah back for her rightful position.
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