BURNABY, British Columbia, November 21, 2011 ( – Parents concerned over the radical direction the Burnaby School District has been taking were encouraged by Saturday’s Local Government Election results, even though none of their five nominees made the final cut for the position of school board trustee.

“Burnaby voters have stated loud and clear that they need Burnaby Parents’ Voice on the scene to bring forward policy and proposals that will ensure parental authority over our own children and promote respect for all,” said Homara Ahmad, one of the five nominees put forward by the grassroots organization of parents.

Burnaby Parents’ Voice nominees say they were heartened by the 29,324 Burnaby voters—15% of the popular vote—who supported their initiative.

George Kovacic, spokesman for Parents’ Voice, told LifeSiteNews that Saturday’s election results were “very good” for a party that was formed only a few months ago to redress the debacle created by the “homophobia/heterosexism” policy 5.45, which railroaded the homosexual agenda into their school district.

“The results of Burnaby Parents’ Voice were achieved with very minimal money and despite the lies, deception, attacks and slander that was directed at the party,” he said.

Kovacic suggested that the election results indicated that a “large and growing number of people” want to see more “parental authority” over their children’s education and less “government control.”

“Burnaby Parents’ Voice exposed many issues with the current system — including with its administrators — which hopefully will lead to positive change and to helping the children of Burnaby,” he said.

Long Xue, another Parents’ Voice nominee called the groups achievement in going from 0% to 14.5% of the popular vote in such a short amount of time a “huge success.”

“We know that Burnaby voters want our presence and Burnaby Parents’ Voice will keep on releasing information and ideas to make schools in Burnaby more effective and efficient,” he said.

With the election over, Burnaby Parents’ Voice says it is looking forward to cooperating with staff, students and parents to find and develop common ground solutions.

“I believe that this movement will continue to grow in Burnaby and elsewhere,” said Kovacic.