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Free Speech Fails Canadian Teachers with 1984 Lesson

•, By Rafe S. Klinger

According to an internal memo leaked to GWU! educators could be punished for; right wing-views, using common expressions like "long time no see" or even acknowledging the scientific fact that there are only two genders.

Chief negotiator for the union John Vince sent the undemocratic warning in December 2023 via an email memo to members from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) union local for the Limestone District School Board (LDSB), in the eastern part of the Canadian province.

The concern comes as teachers in the school board have been increasingly accused of human rights complaints, advised Big Brother Vince in the memo.

Anonymous grievances can and are being made on the school boards main website which are then sent to a 'Human Rights and Equity Officer.' Those complaints can then be escalated to the province's all powerful Human Rights Tribunal—leading to fines or even the loss of a teaching license if found guilty.


FORM OF SPEECH CONTROL: The Limestone District School Board has this free speech snitch form on its website, which any member of the public can use to lodge an anonymous complaint against teachers, staff and even students.

The Ontario Human Rights Code (which was ignored during the so-called pandemic—ed) prohibits certain words or actions which apply to all citizens of the province (WTF?—ed). The code makes it illegal to discriminate against people based on a protected ground, including: age, color, race, ethnic origin, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation but ill defines the severity of such offenses and offers little to no protection of freedom of speech.

Vince warned members not to engage in any language in the classroom that could run members afoul of the laws, which it seems, the union agrees with. The leaked memo explains voicing an opinion of anything from socially conservative, to apolitical or even a seemingly innocuous statement is a subject to discipline.