If this story plays out it`s a real travesty for the overwhelming majority of Canadians and esp their kids. This school is a PUBLIC school supported by PUBLIC funds and as far as I can tell THE PUBLIC is in favor of keeping the Christmas tradition alive and well as it stands. In fact I`ve yet to see one person other than the usual "damage control" spokesmen celebrate this decision. Apathy is our worst enemy people..we as Canadians will tolerate and accept many other views on just about everything but when people start taking my wishes and resending my views away like yesterday`s garbage----this Canadian will stand up and speak.
Just a little info here...
I`ll just post a quick set of facts and YOU decide what`s going on in Cambridge, Ontario CANADA.
Ms Mhairi Rowland, principal, canceled Christmas celebrations at a Cambridge PUBLIC school and opted for a "festival in February".
Milad un-Nabi is a gazetted holiday in India and marks the Prophet Muhammad's birthday.
Milad un-Nabi 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Milad un-Nabi 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Note: During a gazetted holiday, government offices and most businesses are closed so people have a day off work.
So if I got this straight...Ms Rowlands want to cancel festivities around the birth of Christ...then reshedule the party in February at the time of the birth of Muhammed ?????.
Maybe a coincidence????????????...this Canadian thinks not...............Canada give your heads a shake.
Ms Mhairi Rowlands should be relieved of her duties immediately....and shame on Gary Goodyear MP of the area for not stepping up to the plate on this one.