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Top 5 clueless moments on Sun TV’s latest segment on white privilege

It’s official: Sun TV’s ongoing outrage campaign to convince people that white privilege doesn’t exist is having the opposite effect. A few weeks back, the right-wing network blew a gasket when it discovered the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario was offering an equity workshop for teachers called “rethinking white privilege.” This led the Toronto Sun’s […]

October 20, 2014

It’s official: Sun TV’s ongoing outrage campaign to convince people that white privilege doesn’t exist is having the opposite effect.

A few weeks back, the right-wing network blew a gasket when it discovered the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario was offering an equity workshop for teachers called “rethinking white privilege.” This led the Toronto Sun’s Christina Blizzard to accuse the ETFO of trying to “indoctrinate teachers” and “brainwash the children” by “creating resentment of one race by all others.” 

That set the stage for what is possibly the most absurd few minutes of television broadcast on Canadian airwaves in a long time when four white Sun TV panelists explained to the non-white Tarek Fatah that white privilege doesn’t exist.

Since then, the subject has reared its head in the Toronto municipal election after conservative mayoral candidate John Tory said he didn’t think white priviledge existed.

Now Sun TV is back with another installment in its ongoing coverage.

In the latest exchange, host Jerry Agar is joined by the Torontoist’s staff reporter Desmond Cole, who requested the opportunity to debate Agar and challenge many of the points raised in Sun TV’s first fiasco.

So how did the latest installment go? Well, Cole did great. And Agar? Well, watch:

 

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Conservatives say moms who use day care aren’t raising their own kids

If you put your child in a day care program, you’re handing your kid over to the government to raise. Canada’s working mothers may find this surprising, but that’s what the Conservatives have actually come up with to attack a $15-a-day child care plan. After the New Democrats unveiled the plan this week, the Conservative Party put […]

October 17, 2014

If you put your child in a day care program, you’re handing your kid over to the government to raise.

Canada’s working mothers may find this surprising, but that’s what the Conservatives have actually come up with to attack a $15-a-day child care plan.

After the New Democrats unveiled the plan this week, the Conservative Party put up a new attack website mimicking the NDP’s site, equating building a national child care program to taking children away from families and “raising…