Last year, the Toronto District School Board debated whether to start
collecting data based on students’ race. Now, a professor is suggesting
that Toronto experiment with “black focused” schools in order to halt
“the problem of black youth disengagement from school.”
The continuing revelations of the Gomery inquiry have unearthed the
corruption in Canada’s “democratic” system. There has been a collapse
in support for the Liberals but this has not resulted in any major
enthusiasm for the opposition Conservatives. The common opinion is that
all politicians are corrupt. This reflects the growing crisis in the
ability of the capitalist parties to rule.
Québec is in crisis and has just witnessed the largest student strike
in 30 years. What is needed now is an honest appraisal of the objective
failures and successes of the strike, and a sober discussion of how to
build from the current situation in preparation for future battles.