05/14/2015 03:31 EDT | Updated 05/14/2016 05:59 EDT

Policy on gay-straight alliances in schools effective: Saskatchewan premier

REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says the government's policy on gay-straight alliances in schools ensures they can exist and legislation won't make a difference.

The Opposition tabled a private member's bill in April that focused on anti-bullying but it didn't garner government support.

NDP Leader Cam Broten says the government is letting down students who face barriers when trying to establish a gay-straight alliance.

The peer-support groups are meant to make gay students feel welcome.

Wall says schools are already required to create gay-straight alliances when students ask for them.

But Broten says the onus shouldn't be on students to create the groups and legislation would set a better standard.