Ottawa to declare federal holiday to mark legacy of residential school system


Kreskin
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#121
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Is Trump asking for personal compensation for being sent to school?

Open his books and find out.
 
Hoid
#122
Sent to school?

Are we pretending that Trump went through the public education system now?
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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#123  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

While I agree with your overall sentiment, please allow me to play the Devil's advocate by re-wording your above text:

'The founding of Canada is a part of our history as a nation. What happened should be taught in public school to educate the next generation. Understanding the mistakes of our ancestors will better equip us not to repeat them. A national holiday like Canada Day is a stupid idea and really a cop out. A band aid from the Pander Bear. It's like throwing money at an issue without trying to understand or correct it. We have been doing that for far too long.'

Or this:

'The end of WWI is a part of our history as a nation. What happened should be taught in public school to educate the next generation. Understanding the mistakes of our ancestors will better equip us not to repeat them. remembrance Day is a stupid idea and really a cop out. A band aid from the Pander Bear. It's like throwing money at an issue without trying to understand or correct it. We have been doing that for far too long.'

I'm sure we could say the same about Christmas, Easter, or any other holiday, no?


We have a Liberal Prime Minister who is out of his depth and thinks people will ignore that if he panders to a particular group.
 
JLM
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#124
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

There seems to be some confusion about what is and is not a stat holiday.


https://www.statutoryholidays.com/national.php


Basically:
New Year's Day Jan 1 Jan 1 January 1st

Good Friday March 30 April 19 Friday before Easter Sunday
Canada Day July 1 July 1 July 1st or July 2nd if the 1st is a Sunday
Labour Day Sept 3 Sept 2 First Monday of September
Christmas Day Dec 25 Dec 25 December 25


Everything else is a provincial holiday. You notice Victoria Day and Thanksgiving are not stat holidays.


Here is a full list:
https://www.statutoryholidays.com/


Remembrance Day is not a holiday in ON but it is a bank holiday. Those of us working for a bank get it off.


One thing for sure, Boxing Day isn't a holiday in the U.S. Another thing for sure- Wrestling Day is a holiday in Williams Lake!


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...-b-c-1.2887345

Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Didn't see the sense in starting a new thread for this, Dec and figured this was good place to put it.

“Teachers – don’t worry if you don’t have the knowledge or skill set. You are the lead learner. Inquire not lecture.”

This was an actual tweet from a prominent education guru. Sadly, this message is far from isolated. There is a common belief in education circles that teacher subject-matter expertise does not matter a whole lot.

The underlying assumption is that learning is more about a generalized process than it is about mastering subject-specific content. In other words, the journey matters more than the actual destination. Since knowledge changes so quickly, students should learn how to learn rather than spend their valuable time memorizing facts that will soon be outdated.

This thinking has been popularized by the 21st Century Skills movement. Advocates of this approach suggest that students need to work on generic skills such as creativity, cooperation, and critical thinking. Since these skills are allegedly transferable between different subjects, they will never become obsolete. This is why provinces such as Alberta and British Columbia are going through a curriculum revision process that involves reducing the amount of content in core subjects.

Look again at the tweet quoted earlier. It tells teachers not to worry if they do not have the knowledge or the skill set. It reminds them that they are lead learners and encourages teachers to inquire rather than to lecture. This is exactly the message you would expect from someone who does not value teacher expertise.

By this reasoning, it does not matter if math teachers know little about math. In fact, teachers who lack math knowledge or the specific skills to solve math problems may actually be more effective in the classroom since they can learn the material together with their students. That is the message teachers often hear from the many gurus who speak at their professional development conferences.

Of course, no other profession would tolerate this kind of direct attack on expertise. Imagine telling a heart surgeon not to worry if she does not have the knowledge or skill set to perform heart surgery. Even more absurd would be telling airplane pilots that they don’t need to know how to fly a plane since they can learn alongside their passengers. The reason we call people professionals is because they have specific expertise that the public lacks."

More: https://fcpp.org/2018/08/14/teacher-...y-does-matter/




You hear a lot of bull sh*t coming out of the education system these days. A couple of simple ones are penmanship and spelling aren't important. Could these adherents be relied upon to take care with any tasks?
 
JLM
#125
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

She wasn't Queen Bess. She was Elizabeth the 1st (reigned from 17 November 1558 until 24 March 1603).

You mean good Queen Vicky!


Yes, she's been referred to as Queen Bess!
 
Danbones
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#126
Pierre Trudeau was in power for fifteen years while residential schools operated..
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news...ticle24828881/

Well, what an RACIST effing turd!!! Why isn't he being disappeared from history like the jail bait trough porking communist he truly was?
 
Hoid
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#127
In fact PET had all the same race bias and delusions of his generation.

While he believed in the innate equality of all people, he did not understand the concepts of truth and reconciliation. He tried to extinguish indigenous claims.

He was quickly corrected.
 
Curious Cdn
#128
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

In fact PET had all the same race bias and delusions of his generation.

While he believed in the innate equality of all people, he did not understand the concepts of truth and reconciliation. He tried to extinguish indigenous claims.

He was quickly corrected.

"Quickly" being a half century later.
 
DaSleeper
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#129
We already have "Aboriginal day" in Canada...


https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/11.../1100100013719

June the 21st
I was married on that day, and some years later my son was born on that day.....
 
JLM
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#130
Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

Well, what an RACIST effing turd!!! Why isn't he being disappeared from history like the jail bait trough porking communist he truly was?


Why not Pearson, Diefenbaker, St. Laurent, MacKenzie King or a dozen others. He was a f**king turd alright but for many other culpable reasons!
 
Twin_Moose
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#131
Residential schools stat holiday coming : Trudeau

SAINT-EUSTACHE, Que. - The federal government will move forward to create a statutory holiday dedicated to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.
The holiday will be aimed at remembering the legacy of residential schools and reflecting on a path toward reconciliation, he said in Saint-Eustache, Que.
"Over the past decades, generations, and centuries, Canada failed in one of its fundamental commitments to respect and be partners of the Indigenous People who lived on this land for millennia," he said.
"We broke that relationship, we failed to uphold the honour of the Crown and, more than that, we did our best to try to erase Indigenous cultures with such projects as residential schools."
He said the government is currently consulting with First Nations, Inuit and Metis groups to choose an appropriate date and to decide how the holiday should be framed.
The creation of a statutory holiday is one of 94 recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation commission.
A private member's bill introduced by NDP MP Georgina Jolibois currently proposes establishing a statutory holiday on June 21, which is National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde has said First Nations support a national day to "recognize the tragic and painful legacy of residential schools" and respect and remember the "too many children taken from their homes and families," while also honouring survivors and their families.
"The residential schools era is indeed a dark chapter, and we must never forget," he said in a statement.
The government-funded, church-run residential schools operated for more than a century. Indigenous children were ripped away from their families, usually starting in late September, and sent to schools where they endured widespread sexual, emotional and physical abuse.
The previous Conservative government issued a formal apology in 2008.
If Parliament did approve a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a statutory holiday, it would only apply to federally regulated workplaces — the civil service, marine ports, airports, airlines and telecommunications companies.
Provinces and territories would have to amend their existing labour codes to establish any additional day off.
Debate on the bill will resume in the fall after the House of Commons reconvenes.
Last year, a majority of MPs voted to give Remembrance Day the same legal status as Canada Day.
Nov. 11 is a holiday for federally regulated workers, and all other provincially regulated workers outside of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Royal Canadian Legion has been a critic of making Remembrance Day a legal holiday, fearing that public attitudes towards Nov. 11 would change and obscure the solemn local ceremonies that mark the occasion each year.
 
Curious Cdn
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#132
Let's make it an election issue.
 
MHz
#133
Why not have all the schools act out what went on in those schools? (short of needing a mass grave at every school of course)
 
Twin_Moose
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#134
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Let's make it an election issue.

I think it will be to many Canadian's fed up with extortion
 
Curious Cdn
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#135
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

I think it will be to many Canadian's fed up with extortion

I was never a fan of the current regime but I don't waste much time railing against it. Unless Scheer does something dreadfully stupid, this will be a one term wonder and it is crumbling before our eyes.

Other Conservatives should also refrain from "Yahoo Stupid Stuff" and ultra-right wing nonsense too if they want change. Put a sock in it, Bozos.
 
Hoid
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#136
There is no way Canada can criticize Saudi Arabia or America or other insane countries when we drag our feet on our own human rights issues.

We need to find a way forward that includes First Nations.
 
Twin_Moose
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#137
Why can't First Canadian's find away to join Canada to move forward?
 
White_Unifier
#138
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Why can't First Canadian's find away to join Canada to move forward?

Why Can't English and French Canadians do the same?
 
Twin_Moose
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#139
They work together a lot more than FN with Canada
 
Cliffy
#140
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

They work together a lot more than FN with Canada

Canada and many Canadians have shit on them for over 150 years. Do you think it might have something to do with trust?
 
MHz
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#141
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Let's make it an election issue.

How about the only issue for that time is putting all bills being passed into the hands of the voters and let them vote on the bills through their account at Revenue Canada with a neglected tool called a referendum. If I'm not mistaken past bills can be voided using that method too, if I am make that one of the first bill to be voted on using the voters rather than some bribed stooge in Ottawa.
 
White_Unifier
#142
I don't see why the holiday thing has to be so complicated. Allow so many statutory personal days that a person could choose, in consultation with his employer, from among the official state holidays. Since the number of personal days is capped anyway, the government could then add as many state holidays as it wants. In fact, given the nature of our present shift-working economy, many employers would probably appreciate the fact that their workers would no longer all be getting the same day off so that they could rotate them.

Heck, we could even scrap all state days altogether and just let people choose their personal days. Not complicated.

Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

They work together a lot more than FN with Canada

You mean through a team of interpreters (paid by taxpayers of course) with earphones in their ears looking like UN ambassadors?

Ironically, Romeo Saganash, Cree, is fluent in both English and French and so does not act like a UN ambassador in Parliament by sticking those things in his ears. It's all the English and French MPs that do that.

And even in the past, English and French cabinet ministers worked well together in establishing the residential school system.
 
MHz
#143
Dec.21 the darkest period of Canada's history. Make a snow angel for every person affected by the precursor to what Gaza represents today. Take a survey, 'In hindsight, should they have fought to the last person? Canada should have a surplus of Lawyers with experience in Treaty cases, they should educate the Palestinians to what the phrases actually mean once their issue has to be addressed



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LGogkbjpRw
 
DaSleeper
#144
Leftoids can't help themselves and self flagellate all the time and of course expect everyone else to do so......
 
MHz
#145
Tell me again how we are more than just one step away from 'the tree', add appropriate label.
 
DaSleeper
#146
Take your damn pills!
 
Danbones
#147
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Why not Pearson, Diefenbaker, St. Laurent, MacKenzie King or a dozen others. He was a f**king turd alright but for many other culpable reasons!

Lol, yeah dat's true doh, them too..I mention Pierre for the hypocrisy factor on the preaching thing.
 
MHz
#148
That might solve things for me. What are you going to do now you have been exposed to 'a fact'.

Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

Lol, yeah dat's true doh, them too..I mention Pierre for the hypocrisy factor on the preaching thing.

The rewrite would include a lot more than Canada so us being afraid of airing our 'dirty laundry' will be a basket full while others carry their's around in a truck, a very large truck. If we are very, very careful we can turn a basket full into a truckload withe even breaking a sweat. Going the 'other way' will result in you breaking a sweat, and perhaps a few more things as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O8oLqY2sxo
Pilgrim..
 
Mowich
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#149
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Canada and many Canadians have shit on them for over 150 years. Do you think it might have something to do with trust?

Trust works both ways, Cliffy. When Canadians are being given selective accounts of events and prevented from hearing the entire truth they tend to look askance at what certain members of society are continually espousing as the truth, the whole truth and nothing but.
 
White_Unifier
#150
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Trust works both ways, Cliffy. When Canadians are being given selective accounts of events and prevented from hearing the entire truth they tend to look askance at what certain members of society are continually espousing as the truth, the whole truth and nothing but.

Are you saying that the TRC has not collected enough proof to reveal at least a greater probability that the intent of the residential School system was in fact cultural genocide?