Letter – Too content for discomfiture

When exactly did we, as Canadians, get so content with our cozy little lives

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?

Julie Bradford,Victoria

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