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Françoise David attacked by radio show host
« on: January 31, 2009, 12:11:51 PM »
This may not be known in the rest of Canada, but there is now in Québec schools a new curriculum that replaces the old one, which favoured the teaching of religion.

The new curriculum has text materials adapted for the different school years.  One radio show host has taken exception to Françoise David being mentioned in the chapter about feminism and he encouraged high school students to rip the page out in protest.
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Sylvain Bouchard, du FM 93,3, était scandalisé de voir que la porte-parole de Québec solidaire avait sa photo dans un cahier d'exercices du cours "éthique et culture religieuse".

Il a demandé, lundi, aux élèves de la quatrième année du secondaire de déchirer la page où se trouve la photo de Mme David. Il a même lancé un concours, invitant les jeunes à lui faire parvenir la page qu'ils avaient arrachée.

M. Bouchard, qui penche plutôt à droite du spectre politique, parlait d'un "geste important" et d'un "mouvement pour l'indépendance de la pensée".
From here. I found out about this from Citoyen Michel's blogpost.

Edited to add: more information about Françoise David and her activism (english text).

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Re: Françoise David attacked by radio show host
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009, 01:17:22 PM »
I received the same message from la Fédération des femmes du Québec. Another Jeff Filion? We seem to have a lot of blowhard radio shock-jocks. The macho jerk IS advocating destruciton of public property, by the way.
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Re: Françoise David attacked by radio show host
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2009, 04:27:23 PM »
Here is a message from a friend in Québec City:

"Encore une radio-poubelle à Québec"
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Allô les ami-es,

Ce qui suit me rappelle des souvenirs... Bon, on s'attaque directement à Françoise parce qu'elle est citée dans un paragraphe du manuel d'éthique et cultures religieuses dans une partie de 3 pages portant sur le féminisme.

Un extrait radio est sur le blog et des commentaires suivent... Les premiers, ça va. Par la suite, les commentaires sont haineux envers Françoise, les communistes, les marxistes etc. Vraiment dégueulasse ! Je vous laisse en juger. On prépare une intervention d'ici quelques jours.

Voici le lien : http://pouruneecolelibre.blogspot.com/2 ... votre.html

(I assume the spelling error in the name is part of the link)


On en a gros !

(nom de l'amie)

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Antonia, isn't it also illegal to use the public airwaves to incite people to commit a crime? A minor crime, admittedly, not the Rwandan genocide or even the radio shithead here who got petits blancs so worked up that they stoned the cars of Mohawk families trying to escape Kahnawake during the siege, but it would add up to a pretty penny for taxpayers if all highschool students actually destroyed a schoolbook.

Of course perhaps he wants to do a bit of time and be a martyr to the cause of jerkdom...
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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Re: Françoise David attacked by radio show host
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009, 04:36:58 PM »
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Broadcasting Content

3. A licensee shall not broadcast

(a) anything in contravention of the law;


(b) any abusive comment that, when taken in context, tends or is likely to expose an individual or a group or class of individuals to hatred or contempt on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or mental or physical disability;

(c) any obscene or profane language;

(d) any false or misleading news; or

(e) any telephone interview or conversation, or any part thereof, with any person unless

(i) the person’s oral or written consent to the interview or conversation being broadcast was obtained prior to the broadcast, or

(ii) the person telephoned the station for the purpose of participating in a broadcast.

SOR/91-586, s. 1.

http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/showdoc/cr/SOR-86-982/bo-ga:l_I_1//en#anchorbo-ga:l_I_1
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Re: Françoise David attacked by radio show host
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009, 12:29:34 PM »
I got the same email from the ffq lagatta. I was and am appalled that anyone would do this- incite children to destroy their school books. It's censorship that he's advocating, as well as telling young people that feminists are bad. It also not as if public schools have infinite resources.
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Re: Françoise David attacked by radio show host
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009, 12:34:38 PM »
Antonia, which link on the webpage is it for an individual to make a complaint ?
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Re: Françoise David attacked by radio show host
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2009, 01:51:24 PM »
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/consmr.htm
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/contact.htm

However I would also write to the vice-chair of broadcasting, director of French Radio, and Suzanne Lamarre, the Quebec commissioner.

http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/about/whoweare.htm
It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. It is when we all play safe that fatality will lead us to our doom. It is in the "dark shade of courage" alone that the spell can be broken.
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