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Friday, August 31, 2007

ON Liberals on Private Education

Looks like Ontario Liberal Finance Minister Greg Sorbara has also been caught in hypocrisy, just like his boss Premier Dalton McGuinty, regarding his stand against John Tory's faith based school funding proposal... all six of his kids went to a private Waldorf school.


h/t to Joanne

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  • At Fri. Aug. 31, 12:53:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Waldorf is not a faith based school, it's a private school and anyone of any religious or ethnic background can go. They pay for it, not taxpayers.

    So, what's the big deal here? Nadda. I didn't have to pay for it with my hard earned taxes fella!

  • At Fri. Aug. 31, 02:24:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Seriously, private school = you pay from your own hard earned money. I guess conservatives no longer support that concept?

    Tory's "faith based schooling" = I pay so someone else can send their kid to Koran Kollege or Bible School. If you can't see the difference....

    Seriously, John Tory blew it. A really stupid idea, at the worst possible time. As a conservative, I feel it is my duty to point out his mistake and hope he is flexible enough to listen, to blindly endorse whatever he says just because he is conservative.

    "Yes men" never do anyone a favour except in the very short term

  • At Fri. Aug. 31, 02:46:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The hypocrisy anon. #1 is that cocktail socialists like Sorbara, whose party preaches public school for the rest of us peons, makes a different personal choice for his kids. Does this means he's seen a segregationist in Dalton's eyes? Are Sorbara's kids intolerant of others?

    How about the good old boys of Pierre Trudeau, Steven Lewis, Bob Rae, and Paul Martin. Public for us, private for them. Why? Because they can afford choice.

  • At Fri. Aug. 31, 11:31:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    Anon @ 2:46
    You're completely missing the point here. This isn't about a distinction between public and private education, but having the government fund religious education (in addition to Catholic education).

    One can have the desire to send one's own kids to a private -- even religious -- school, all the while supporting the current government's stance on public education.

    For instance: while I may want to choose for my son to go to a Montessori school, I wouldn't want public tax dollars paying for that privilege.

  • At Sun. Sep. 02, 04:30:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Brian in Calgary said…

    No, dirk, YOU missed the point. Sorbara slammed funding for religious schools, not because they're faith-based per se, but because he thinks they are divisive and separate kids from one another. True, Waldorf is not faith-based. However, private schools are no less divisive in that they separate kids from one another, not on the basis of faith, but on the basis of social status and privilege. In other words, Sorbara was slamming religious schools for a characteristic that is shared by the school he chose to send his kids to. By any definition, THAT is hypocrisy.


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