31 May 2007

Readin, writin' and...

Assume the position...

Schools in England have been given the legal right to search pupils who are suspected of carrying knives.

The Department for Education and Skills will also give heads guidance on how to use airport-style metal detectors to screen young people.

The guidelines state that a pupil can be refused entry to a school if he or she refuses to be screened.
Little bit different here in Canada, huh?
On March 2, 2006, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled, first, that a total ban on wearing a kirpan to school violated an individual’s freedom of religion protected by section 2(a) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and, second, that this ban on religious expression was not reasonable or justifiable, as is required under section 1.

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Anonymous said...

That was my first thought too.

Canada is not synonymous with common sense, or rather I should clarify....The Supreme Court, the charter of rights is nonsensical.