Monday, March 8, 2010
Should Canadian colleges be more tolerant of Islamic fundamentalism than Cairo's universities?
That's the question being asked by Lysiane Gagnon in her Globe column today about the niqab and the burka.
The top Islamic cleric in Egypt said students and teachers at Cairo's Al-Azhar University would not be allowed to wear face veils in classrooms and dorms on the grounds they had “nothing to do with Islam.”
So why is it OK in Canadian Universities?
A woman in a French-language class for immigrants is fighting her expulsion from class.
Read the details of what really went on in that classroom...
Then, tell me about the limts, if any, of cultural and religious accomodation.
Posted by David Berner at 8:21 AM
Justine Hunter, writing from Victoria in the Globe this morning, points out the gritty specifics of how the provincial government will slowly release the various bits of bad news about its current budget.
You have diabetes and you are on income assistance.
No more blood-glucose meters for you.
"We felt these were frankly add-ons that weren't necessary to healthy living of folks on social assistance."
That's a quote from Rich Coleman, our hosing...uh, Housing and Social Development Minister.
Food banks and arts groups will get less money.
Your hydro bill will go up almost 10% in the coming days, and the huge surplus at ICBC that could have and should have been returned to drivers with good records, has instead been swiped by the government for general revenues.
Yes, the Olympics has changed us all.
Posted by David Berner at 8:09 AM