Friday, November 30, 2007

Beaver column: That Ontario separate schools thing

The December issue of The Beaver is reaching magazine stands and subscribers, and my column in it takes up that nasty separate schools issue that suddenly took over the Ontario provincial election campaign last September and October. I was struck by how everyone seemed to blame the problem on history, particularly on the politicians of the 1850s and 1860s who were accused of sticking us with a out-dated constitutional compromise and no tools to fix it.

That struck me as nonsense, so I talked to some knowledgeable historians, and ... well, read the column. Something in it to offend almost anyone, I think. (though the story itself is not online)
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