Elections Canada Confuses Education and Politics

Elections Canada Confuses Education and Politics
Posted on August 21, 2019 | Paul Renaud | Written on August 21, 2019
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Letter type:
Op-Ed

Publisher

Publisher:
Globe and Mail

Author's Note:

Author's Note:

We need to speak out against the Orwellian world that Trump has created in North America. I submitted a substantially similiar letter to the editor for the Globe and Mail.

Elections Canada has erred because facts, although they should be the basis for political opinion, are not inherently political themselves.  A campaign that makes facts available to Canadians is educational, not political. 

We currently live in a dangerous world in which falsehoods are frequently accepted as “alternative facts” and truth is all too often diminished as “false news”.  Yet the difference between fact and opinion cannot be blurred if we are to live in an intelligent democracy.

Consequently we must uphold facts for what they are – inescapable truths that are immutable to the opinions which may surround them.   

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Paul is a local high-tech executive, field naturalist, and is well-known as an environmental spokesperson. He is also an active supporter of indigenous rights and respect for traditional aboriginal values which... More