BY MARK MILKE, SPECIAL TO THE VANCOUVER SUN. SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
“The construction of narratives,” the late Neil Postman wrote, “is a major business of our species.” The New York cultural critic, writing in a 2000 book, mused about how difficult it was to move people from myths to facts.
Skip ahead to the 21st century, and a myth that needs an empirical reality check: Taxpayers subsidize private schools. Continue reading →
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has said that any Liberal MP, regardless of their personal beliefs, would have to vote against any proposed legislation that could limit a women’s right to an abortion. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press) Continue reading →
August 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – I have been asked recently “what is homosexualism?” I started using the term in my writing on these issues a few years ago when it became clear that we were dealing not with a group of people, but with a particular ideology that is often held by people who are not themselves homosexuals. Continue reading →
An online fundraising project to publish new LGBTQ2S picture books for children aged 4-8, with the hope of having the books picked up by schools, has recently met its fundraising target. 693 backers pledged a combined $56,793 to the project, called the “Flamingo Rampant Book Club.” The fundraising goal was $49,000.
The books will “celebrate a great and wide variety of LGBTQ2S kids, families, and communities,” according to the description of the project. The books will also “celebrate gender-independent kids and adults.”
[an editorial published in the E-Mail Bulletin (for August, 23014) of British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life]
Disappointingly, the students in British Columbia’s public (government) schools are beginning September without being able to start their year’s education on time and without any guarantee of when schools will be back in session. These students are the victims of the labour dispute which the provincial government and the BC Teachers’ Federation are engaged in.
[This article appeared in the BCPTL E-mail Bulletin for June and July, 2014. Since the negotiations between the government and teachers have not led to a settlement, and the public schools are not opening on schedule, the matters discussed are still relevant.] Continue reading →
Ready is widely regarded as one of Canada’s top labour troubleshooters. His departure means school year B.C. won’t start on time.
By: The Canadian Press, Aug 31 2014
RICHMOND, B.C.—Veteran mediator Vince Ready has walked away from talks between British Columbia teachers and their employer, smothering parents’ hopes the school year will start on time. Continue reading →