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Jamie Sarkonak: The federal government has effectively declared Red Ensign a symbol of hatred.

The Government of Canada has no place to crack down on student political views

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Federal government to monitor K-12 teachers Train students to retain a particular political view that should not be directed. However, this is part of a project that the Department of Canadian Heritagepaid $ 268,400.

Launched June 29, theEducational Tool Kitwas created by the federal government-sponsored Canadian anti-hate network and announced in collaboration with the government. Being and seeking politically correct cultural change at schools across Canada. Its 50-page guidebook aims to combat and prevent hatred. This is fine as long as political beliefs, critical thinking, and the evils faced do not include Canada's previous flag.

Some of the symbols of extremist organizations and hatred described in the guidebook are correctly classified as such, but extend this to "problematic" politicians and policies. I am. For example, in aseries of examples of hatred that must be dealt with in the classroom, the guidebook claims to support the border barriers of former President Donald Trump among those who salute Hitler. Is placed.

This is clearly overkill — the federal government has no place to enforce political beliefs on students. Canadians have the freedom to agree or disagree with Trump, and students should be able to agree or disagree with his policies.

Minister of Housing Issues, Diversity and Comprehensiveness Ahmed Hussen should not enthusiastically support guidebooks that instruct teachers to force students not to express themselves, but here. It is in. The

guidebook encourages identity-based activities in the classroom, andeducators are encouraged to “diversity” in the classroom, including flags of pride, culturally positive posters and portraits. Increase the visibility of the symbol of forgiveness. " Of people from a historically marginalized group. It's good for teachers to foster a cozy environment, but it's dystopia to instruct the federal government to do it in certain ways.

Students who do not follow this illegal description should follow the toolkit to record their concerns and dismiss them. "Often these students are just the doctrine they offer, but some students may have the ardent and complex stance that led them to this point," he says. The

guidebook includes the official Canadian flag until 1967, the flag that fought fascists in World War II, as a symbol of the promotion of hatredRed Ensign. It is listed. Its use by the modernFlying Movementshould not invalidate its position in Canada as a symbol of unity, but the guidebook still states: Mainly white. If anything, the mainstream should get it back.

Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965). Getty Images/iStock Photo
Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965) .. Getty Images / iStock Photo

Ironically, this document takes the harmful stereotype that women are permanent victims ofhatred.Women with wrong politics say they are useful advertisersFor men who want to use them to spread a large familyAgree with a particular brand of progressiveism Unless otherwise, it seems to encourage the view that women do not have agents.

To ensure compliance and accountability, the guidebook encourages peer-to-peer monitoring.suggests that students monitor each other's activities outside theclass and review source material for "problem affiliations." Throughout the

document, it conveys disgusting content witnesses to collect evidence, document their experiences, and report to multiple trusted adults in the school system. It encourages the level of institutional paranoia, saying that virtually everyone is obliged to implement these new social norms for everyone else.

Monitoring should also be proactive. Among its "Best Practices" are "promoting hatred" at any time before, during, and after distribution, if possible, for both school-owned and individual students. Schools are encouraged to search for devices. idea. Of course, this seems too wide, considering that it violates the student's basic privacy and the majority of students are not worthy of being searched for for some bad apples.

There are many common-sense dissenting opinions about the radical version of inclusiveness that the federal government seems to want to promote in Canadian schools.

The main thing is that it violates freedom of expression. However, the Canadian Anti-Hate Network rejected this, saying that instead, asking for freedom of expression when someone wants to censor an idea is the same as yelling "fire" in a crowded theater. I am saying. Similarly, the guidebook states that the complaint that social justice is strictly imposed on everyone is the far-right dog whistle.

Everything is overkill. Although this new guidebook is not yet part of the education program, its creator intends to encourage thestate government to incorporate its content into the K-12 curriculum.

Hopefully the state government is smart enough to say "no" to this. The federal government has no place to crack down on students' political views.

National Post

Jamie Sarkonak is Edmonton Writer ..

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