Back when I was 630 CHED’s court reporter, I was covering two sexual assault trials at once.
Going back and forth between courtrooms, a class of High School students arrived.
The judge in the first courtroom said to the teacher, “Get them out of here – there are things they do not need to hear!”
The judge in the second courtroom said to the same teacher, “Tell them to sit quietly, they might learn something important today.”
Then a few years ago, you may recall the teachers at Innisfail writing a letter to Premier Redford and the opposition parties telling them the students would not be coming to Question Period ever again, after the things they saw elected officials say and do to each other.
Today, you are talking about the carbon tax but still bringing up the Fildebrandt faux pas and the Trudeau manhandling and other political nastiness.
Should students be sheltered from the legislature, or like the judge who invited them in, should they get a reality check?
Or, given the coming carbon tax, do we all need to be sheltered from this legislature?
Let me know what you think.