Nova Scotia’s new policy to have schools play the Canadian national anthem every morning is a welcome move by our new provincial government.
“The impetus was simply that there should be a policy that it’s not fair to leave it to individual schools and be subject to parental pressure and so on, either way,” he said.
“So there should just be a standard practice applicable across the board.”
Cameron said he supports the province’s request for boards to implement a policy and believes others will, too. “I think it’s just a general … feeling amongst a lot of Canadians that, you know, this is something that we ought to be proud of, not hide it.”
Whether or not there is total agreement, given the controversy elsewhere, it is beneficial to have a clear statement so that there is no doubt about what is expected from schools and so there is uniformity in the region. This is not something that should be left to the whim of a principal, or small interest groups, or individual parents.
If this is the kind of common sense action we can count on from Dexter’s people we are encouraged.
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