I know why I do not like to read the paper. I read facts like the above and I wonder - is it just me? IS it NOT common sense that what we are doing is NOT right? LOOK at the numbers. LOOK at the facts. LOOK at our kids who are suffering, too many kids - too few teachers. TOO little funding, loss of ART classes (sad), taking all of the fun stuff out of school because of no $$$$. YET - S.H. (fill in the blanks) is spending $$$$$$$$ (more than I am sure we are being told) on private prisons. Our criminals are coming out of prison better educated than our children growing up on our streets. Look at Karla Holmolka -now - a.k.a Leanne Teale. W.T.F??? What is it going to take to get this changed? FACT: Criminals usually come out of prison better criminals. Surrounded by 100's of your peers - what else would you expect?
Turn a blind eye... then don't complain in 20 years when all our kids are in prison because they had such a shitty education, and all they could turn to to survive is crime.
It is not S.H. we should blame. It is ourselves for not speaking up and demanding change. Change starts with getting rid of S.H. and private prisons in a country that the crime rate has declined - yet we build private prisons- common sense? IF your child is one of the few that will receive a great education because you can afford it - TERRIFIC!! He/she is still going to to be growing up with the many, that cannot. They will feel cheated and disappointed through no fault of their own, by an education system that is clearly failing the masses and are correct. It will not create a better, peaceful world - only an angrier one.
BUT that's o.k. I guess, S.H. is making room for all of those angry little beings that are growing up.
The toon says it all. I am so sick of reading about S.H (fill in the blanks) and his positive speeches about freedom, compassion. W the F is he trying to kid!? Not us Canadians.
It's not about him selling off our natural resources - well - I know that we ALL need to work together in this world and help each other. BUT Steven Harper? That power hungry, jail building - AAAARRRGGGH!! We'll be lucky to have our shirts by the time he is done! WHAT about us ? Do we NOT have any say in any of his decisions?? I fear not.
What does he care, when done - he won't get in another 4 years - but he will be incredibly wealthy as will his family for generations - at what expense? OURS.
ONE thing OBAMA was right about "Jackass".
As for all this talk about FREEDOM to China.. Perhaps he'll visit Tibet while he is there.
Talk to them about Freedom.
He should take some time to talk to us regarding our many concerns but he's too busy playing ping pong.