Whether or not one agrees with TDSB Trustee Sam Sotiropoluos' opinion about transexuals, he is an elected official with a responsibility to represent his constituents and be forthright about his views. That is particularly true with a municipal election coming up in a matter of weeks. If his constituents feel he is wrong, they will soon have an opportunity to replace him, or alternatively endorse him if they agree.
Toronto District School Board Education Director Donna Quan, under whose influence the curriculum has become increasingly politicized, to (in my opinion) the detriment of every student in Toronto's public school system, seems to feel that her ideology should trump the right to free speech guaranteed in Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Thank God we live in a country where she doesn't yet have her way. But with the conditioning that the TDSB's students are receiving, we should be very concerned about the future.
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