Alberta’s Minister of Advanced Education, Rajan Sawhney, said that her party’s members do not represent the province at large and need to be educated on issues related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
Sawhney’s statement comes just days after the United Conservative Party’s (UCP) record-breaking AGM, where members proposed — and passed — a number of non-binding policies for the government to consider, including one that called to abolish DEI offices in post-secondary institutions.

The UCP’s Advanced Education Minister responded to the passed policy on Tuesday.

“The membership at the AGM doesn’t really reflect the broad base of the Conservative movement in the province,” Sawhney said.

“I think it’s always important to have conversations and have the opportunities to educate on exactly what some of these initiatives are as they relate to DEI,” she added.

Sawhney further said that her policies will reflect what’s “best for the province at large,” regardless of what the membership democratically voted for.

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