Letter to the Editor, November 30, 2021

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youth for change

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Joe Warmington is right—the suspension of a Bradford high school student because he raised a pro-police flag in the school’s parking lot (“Teenage Line Crossed,” November 26). Carson Young’s suspension is a misguided attempt to build civilization. Our schools should be marketplaces of ideas. Openness is the cornerstone of our strength. Our youth are often the leaders of social change. You take away the student voice, you take away the mandate of public education, and you are one step closer to totalitarianism.

Marvin Zucker
Toronto

(To say the school’s board went overreach would be an understatement, but in the end, they are embarrassed by their action. That doesn’t mean they’ll do anything about it.)

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women’s rights

Re “Three killed in shooting at feminist march in Guayas City, Mexico” (Reuters, November 25): The tragic incident in Guamas City serves as a reminder to women and women’s rights advocates that we really You will never experience a safer place in our hosting platforms. Especially in the face of a government institution such as a municipal location, I believe that more precautions should have been taken to ensure the safety of those participating in the feminist march. As someone who strongly advocates for justice/intersectional feminism, I was shocked. I am aware of many human rights protests that were subject to violence, especially from those who may disagree. Feminicide is a common and frequent issue in countries around the world, so a feminist march can be seen as a hotspot for potential victims. The subject of one’s rights on the line should never be in question. Even if you don’t experience it, increasing people who face discrimination based on gender identity (and even run the risk of death) is a great way to create a safe, livable environment for women and minorities everywhere. A step in that direction. I can guarantee that there are people in your life who face this issue, so take action by speaking up, calling your local authorities, donating to causes working towards this issue, and many more. deaths can be prevented. We need to do better.

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Haniyah Baig
ajax

(We have a long way to go, and we need to face these issues together)

ignore the game

I have been a regular reader of the Toronto Sun for 40 years. I always consider it the best coverage of sports. The only problem – there is hardly any coverage of any local amateur Canadian sports (OHL, Ontario Junior A, Junior B, etc.). Two weeks ago the Yates Cup was between Western and Queen. Not an article of coverage. This past weekend was the Mitchell Cup, Western vs. St. Francis, and the Vanier Cup is this weekend. But there’s been an entire page on NCAA football coverage. A lot of players on Canadian teams are from GTA. Please help support local amateur sports in Canada.

Barry Smith
markham

(They deserve our support, and your criticism of the lack of coverage is justified)

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