Here are a few photos from the January 25, 2013 protest against the incompetent, unethical, non-progressive Ontario Liberal Party, outside their leadership convention in downtown Toronto.
Hopefully our new temporary premier, Kathleen Wynne, will admit to the many mistakes that she and the . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Here are a few photos from the January 25, 2013 protest against…
We seem to be in the constant throes of anti-union sentiment during a time they are most needed. The right wing, including Ontario Conservative leader young Tim Hudak, seems to be especially enamored of the phrases “union bosses” and “workplace democracy,” both thinly-disguised anti-union euphemisms. And now that teachers are taking their fight against Dalton . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Rick Salutin On Teacher Unions
As he tries to appear tough for the upcoming byelections, Ontario’s self-proclaimed Education Premier, Dalton McGuinty, has been indulging in the kind of demagoguery that is an affront to critical thinkers everywhere. I was therefore pleased to read this article by Tom Roden, a retired vice-principal, attempting to puncture some of the myths about teaching:
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While I strongly believe in being critical of unions when their behaviour warrants it, I am steadfast in my belief that they serve a vital role for the working person, which, essentially, is all of us, at least until retirement. I therefore must disagree with those who claim that the harsh measures about to be . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: That Man Behind the Curtain
As a retired high school teacher, I follow educational developments within Ontario but only occasionally write about them, my bias making most such posts rather predictable. That being said, however, I feel compelled to add to the commentary I have previously made about the ‘education premier,’ Dalton McGuinty and his henchwoman, Education Minister . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Language Unbefitting a Govenment
As a retired English teacher and a lifelong lover of books, I have always been fascinated by words, both what they actually mean and how they are used to influence and manipulate. As the years have gone by, I have become especially interested in the political uses and abuses of language along the . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Words, Words, Words