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Why Do We Have Four School Systems?

Friday, 02 December 2011 14:42

A few blocks from where I live in suburban Ottawa, there is an English Catholic elementary school that just opened.

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Lessons From Election 2011

Friday, 07 October 2011 09:00

A big thank you to the politicians and people of Ontario. You knocked on doors, hammered in lawn signs, answered a hundred calls from pollsters, and called talk radio to air your opinions about foreigners, perverts, and cross-dressing six-year-olds. Then you voted.

Thanks to all your efforts, we can now draw some conclusions.

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Tim Hudak Plumbs The Depths

Monday, 19 September 2011 16:17

Tim Hudak is the sort of politician who searches for the inchoate fears and hatreds that lie, unspoken, just below the surface of consciousness. When he finds them, he drags them up and waves them for all to see, hoping that ugly emotions will serve his political purposes. He is what an earlier generation would have called a "rabble rouser."

And so it was probably inevitable that Hudak would turn his attention to sex offenders.

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Praying In School? Heaven Forbid!

Friday, 22 July 2011 15:52

Well done, concerned citizens. For weeks, in vast numbers, across the nation, you expressed outrage that a public school in Toronto permits Muslim students to pray for half an hour each Friday. In the school cafeteria. A cafeteria built with tax dollars. Your tax dollars.

Clearly, this offends the great Canadian constitutional commitment to the separation of church and state, which doesn't exist, and you said so in no uncertain terms. Religion has no place in a public school! Not even the cafeteria! Stand away from the chili con carne and french fries, Imam! Get those Korans out of our proud agora!

But there were worse revelations to come.

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