Westmount High's anti-Charter lesson
Published Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:52PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:20PM EDT
Westmount High School teachers and students have been very vocal in their opposition to the Charter of Values proposed by the Parti Quebecois, saying if the bill were ever implemented it would force many teachers and students to leave the school.
Now the school has put together a video to teach Quebecers, especially the Parti Quebecois, about human rights and how they would be violated by the Charter.
Students and teachers recite key sections of the Quebec Charter of Rights, the Canadian Charter of Rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, and the Quebec Education Program implemented by then-education minister Pauline Marois in 1997.
Online for only a few days the video has already drawn the ire of former Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe.
He said that while individuals have the right to comment on an election, he does not think it is appropriate for any public institution to comment on a crucial plank of one party's electoral platform during the campaign.
Westmount High School students have lesson for Charter of Values supporters