Free people or subjects? Big government calls the tune in schools and daycares

19 Oct 2012 Free people or subjects? Big government calls the tune in schools and daycares

Brian Lilley, Oct 18 2012, Sun Media: There is an old saying in politics that a government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have. Right now, those words are coming to life in Quebec. The new Parti Quebecois government has announced that it will expand the province’s language laws to daycare centres.

Only in Quebec could this particular government proposal go forward. Quebec has long enforced laws that limit the ability of immigrants and francophone families to attend school in the language of their choice. From kindergarten through high school, French-speaking and immigrant families are required to attend school in French.

Now this rule will be extended to colleges and daycares, including privately owned daycare centres. Why is Quebec able to do this? Because the government controls the system from top to bottom. Keep reading


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