Rock thrown through Alberta education minister’s office

Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange said a rock was thrown through her office window on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Credit: Adriana LaGrange/Twitter

Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange tweeted Tuesday that someone threw a large rock through her office constituency window in Red Deer earlier that day, claiming it was in response to the province’s recent announcement of the controversial draft elementary school curriculum.

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She said no one was hurt, adding that there are more “constructive ways” to provide feedback on the new curriculum.

“While I have always encouraged peaceful protest and debate on issues that matter to Albertans, violence and vandalism are completely unacceptable,” LaGrange said.

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NDP MLA Janis Irwin replied to LaGrange’s tweet, saying she was sorry to hear of the incident.

“Not acceptable at all,” Irwin said. “Glad to hear that everyone is safe.”

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The on-call media spokesperson for the Alberta RCMP said they “do not have any information whatsoever” on the incident.

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The new curriculum was announced on March 29 and has been criticized by some for not being age-appropriate or adequately addressing Indigenous history.

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