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You're the proud Montreal parent of a 15 year old girl. You make her lunch everyday in the morning & you kiss her softly on the head each night before bed. Regardless of the fact that you're separated during your 9 to 5 hours, you whistle while you work because you're filled with the calm contentment of knowing she's well taken care of & safely getting the best education out there that she could.... or is she ?
Well what if I were to tell you that as of 2015, this is NOT the case! During those illusive 8 hours between 9 to 5, you as a Montreal parent are separated from your child(ren) that both you (as parents) and them (as child-ren minors) are at the mercy of the Quebec Legislation & Education system and for them, Strip Searching a 15 year old Montreal girl this past week without parental consent or law officials present is ok. This "Grey Zone" of our current education system is not only condoned but advocated with vigor by Quebec’s education minister Yves Bolduc :
“It’s a question of security. These interventions have to be conducted carefully and respect certain particular conditions,” Bolduc told the Quebec legislature in response to a report in the Journal de Montreal on Tuesday. “And even if it’s not mentioned in the guidelines, it has to be done very respectfully.”
Does this mean that as long as someone "Respectfully" violates "our" (adults or child(ren) minors) civil rights in the name of security that it(the crime/act) that everything is automatically ok ? Well if this is the case, than I would say we need to review all laws to be equal. For example, I guess rape victims are going to have to toughen up, if the rapist "respectfully" raped them, it wasn't really rape and people who are murdered, should let their families know via clairvoyants that its ok, dont cry the murder was committed (respectfully) so you all should just be ok.
Call me old fashioned or just plain "old school" but I remember a time in Montreal schools that quotes like “Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.” byBenjamin Franklin were taught and getting parents permission via signature for even a just a simple school meal was incurred.
So where does this all lead, do we blame the teachers, do we blame the schoolboard, do we blame pop culture or the parents for simply not following and or monitoring their children 24/7.
If you ask me our society is currently in a "Grey" zone of morals and personal obligation and collective responsability and if this past weeks' box office smash hit is any indication of where we are headed as a society.. OUTLOOK NOT GOOD.