"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday 30 September 2019


Global News briefing has a story today about the Liberal Leader being in the Provincial Premier’s backyard in Mississuaga on Sunday. He was taking shots at Ontario’s education policies . Doug Ford is everybody’s target for abuse. But Mississauga is not his backyard.

Mississuaga is Hazel McCallion’s back yard, front and side yards as well. Mississuaga is where  rusty half-built ,gas -fired generating plants are  testament to the power of Hurricane Hazel., AKA  Queen of Sprawl in the development industry.

Hazel persuaded weak-kneed Dalton McGuinty to cancel rock firm contracts , signed by Hydro 1 ,on the eve of a Provincial election. just as she persuaded him to close coal-fired generators in favour of natural gas fire generators on the eve of a previous  election...just as she persuadedvoters to chose Bonnie Crombie to replace her when she finally gave up the Chain of Offuce but not the power, in the city’s  election.

Location is of no significance for an  attack on Doug Ford. If the man took a miraculous stroll on Lake Ontario , Toronto media would not acknowledge prowess. And he’s not likely to do that any time soon.


The Global briefing makes reference to vague statistics from  various communication firms. We don’t
know them  or their main client or if  they are Liberal operations set up specially for the Federal election, Nobody is telling us.

Reference is made to statements from education workers about 10,000 teaching jobs being lost under
Ford’s education policies. Last figures I heard for immigration into the GTA area was 250,000 a year.
People are still coming to Ontario from every other Province in Canada hoping  for employment.
It means more children in classrooms , more schools. More teachers and support workers, not
10,000 less. No way, Jose.Those figures cannot be correct.

What we do expect from a union is willingness to use students to gain their own ends.  At the same time, the more money going in to teachers pockets, the.less left for everyone else including less classroom time for students.

At the same time, the more access students have to search engines in computers, the less time
needed to study the subject. As teachers reduce the subjects they choose or need to teach, the
question that creeps  to mind ,,,,,,,,what is the future of schools as we know them.?

Maybe the only relevant future for teaching is designing computer programs. And how long before computers take over that chore as well.

I’ve seen amazing changes in my time. Instinct tells me there’s more to come.

I have  seen unions with that kind of leverage, price their members out of the market.

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