Too content for discomfiture
When exactly did we, as Canadians, get so content with our cozy little lives that we turn and run if there is a whiff of discomfiture heading our way? I cannot believe how often I have heard from parents: "What am I going to do with my kids during the teachers strike? What a mess!" Yes, it is. It is a disaster that we have forgotten what democracy is all about: freedom of speech. Our teachers are not just fighting for themselves, but the future of our children. Isn't that important enough to suffer a bit of discomfort?