Toronto School Board; No more trips to freedomland


tay
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Why aren't they going to other places in Canada anyways.......?


Canada’s largest school board will not approve any new student trips to the United States in the wake of controversial travel restrictions proposed by President Donald Trump.

However, 25 trips involving about 900 Toronto District School Board students that are already scheduled for this spring will go ahead as planned unless circumstances change, TDSB education director John Malloy wrote in a letter to principals Thursday.

Given the uncertainty over the proposed travel restrictions, “we strongly believe that our students should not be placed into these situations of potentially being turned away at the border,” Malloy said.

The board’s plan — approved unanimously by trustees at a board meeting late Wednesday night — was to strike a balance between ensuring safety and inclusion for students, without causing financial loss and disappointment by cancelling the spring trips kids had planned and fundraised for over many months.

Ikran Jama, 17, says the decision is good news for her and fellow students at York Memorial Collegiate who have been planning a four-day trip to New York City since last September.

“Students have worked so hard for this,” says the Grade 12 student, adding they have been selling cookies and popcorn, and holding concerts to raise money for the May visit, which will include giving a musical performance at a retirement home.

Jama’s parents are from Somalia — one of the six Muslim-majority countries whose citizens could be refused entry to the U.S. if Trump’s proposed travel restrictions are put in place.

She and many of her friends whose families immigrated from the six countries affected are nervous about what will happen when the bus stops at the border, even though they have Canadian passports, she says.

But hearing that the school board has a plan in place helps, she added.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/201...ips-to-us.html
 
Curious Cdn
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"Freedomland" That's a good one!
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

Why aren't they going to other places in Canada anyways.......?

FYI-People travel all over the world-they do this all day/every day-you should try it sometime.
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Probably not though.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

Why aren't they going to other places in Canada anyways.......?

Because there is no other place in Canada. Just ask any Torontonian.

Torontoite?

Torontoese?

Drooling idiot?

Self-important a-hole?

What is the correct term for an inhabitant of the Mistake on the Lake?
 
Danbones
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oh I dunno:
toronto sore a$$ed wrecks?


 
DaSleeper
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Poor wibble liberal snowflake knee-jerk reaction...
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Because there is no other place in Canada. Just ask any Torontonian.

Torontoite?

Torontoese?

Drooling idiot?

Self-important a-hole?

What is the correct term for an inhabitant of the Mistake on the Lake?

Morontonian
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

Why aren't they going to other places in Canada anyways.......?

I don't know... maybe they do not want to be bored?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

I don't know... maybe they do not want to be bored?

Nonsense. What could be more thrilling than the rolling hills and vibrant cities of Saskatchewan?

 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Nonsense. What could be more thrilling than the rolling hills and vibrant cities of Saskatchewan?

Hey... any good Canadian would choose the Saskatchewan over NYC.

 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Hey... any good Canadian would choose the Saskatchewan over NYC.

Well, when you put it that way. . .
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Nonsense. What could be more thrilling than the rolling hills and vibrant cities of Saskatchewan?

Look at that gorgeous sky. Amazing!
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Look at that gorgeous sky. Amazing!

Well, that's true. No other place has a sky.

And the ground! You won't see ground like that anyplace else! Well, except for everyplace else.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Well, when you put it that way. . .


Times Square is a blast!
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Times Square is a blast!

And that's just the lights.

You ain't been mugged til you been mugged in the Big Apple!
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

And that's just the lights.

You ain't been mugged til you been mugged in the Big Apple!

Situational awareness. Last time I went to Times Square there was a cop cooling his heels in front of every other store.

I don't go to the mugging areas.
 
taxslave
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Not only that but you can watch your dog run away from home for thee days. Wouldn't get a kilometer in NY before it became someones dinner special.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Well, that's true. No other place has a sky.

And the ground! You won't see ground like that anyplace else! Well, except for everyplace else.

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now only much much nicer.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now only much much nicer.

Paradise is exactly like Saskatchewan, only completely different.
 
taxslave
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Lawyers don't either. They pick peoples pockets from the safety of their offices.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Lawyers don't either. They pick peoples pockets from the safety of their offices.

Thanks for your input. Always good to hear from the mental health community.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Paradise is exactly like Saskatchewan, only completely different.

Yet exactly the same.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Thanks for your input. Always good to hear from the mental health community.

Always happy to help the less fortunate.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Not only that but you can watch your dog run away from home for thee days. Wouldn't get a kilometer in NY before it became someones dinner special.

Nobody goes the full 3 days. 3 hours maybe but not 3 days.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

What is the correct term for an inhabitant of the Mistake on the Lake?

Resident of Cleveland.
 
taxslave
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Just to get us somewhat back on track the OPP does ask an important question."Why aren't they going to other places in Canada". Is there something wrong with kids seeing the rest of their country? Or is it some kind of yuppy status symbol to have your brats go to a foreign country for a school trip.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post


However, 25 trips involving about 900 Toronto District School Board students that are already scheduled for this spring will go ahead as planned unless circumstances change, TDSB education director John Malloy wrote in a letter to principals Thursday.

25 Trips to the Evil Empire!

I'd love to know where they are going.

Why would they ever want to go here....




When they can simply go here?

 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Times Square is a blast!

Yeah ... so was London
 
Kreskin
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Nonsense. What could be more thrilling than the rolling hills and vibrant cities of Saskatchewan?

That is downtown Regina.
 
Cliffy
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The US wouldn't be a bad place to visit if it weren't for all the crazies with guns. And then there are the heavily armed citizens.
 
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