Ontario Union Calls for Ban on Israeli Professors

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    Ontario union calls for ban on Israeli professors

    How very sad that a union of university workers has proposed outright banning individuals based on nationality.

    So much for academic scholarship. What a disgrace.
     
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    Firstly, let me say this is bloody stupid.

    Secondly, I'm sorry but this has got me laughing out loud:

    I have this ridiculous personal theory that nearly anything in public life can be referenced to something from Monty Python. This one just had me reaching for "The Life of Brian" (again).

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    WTF is Ontario anyway?
     
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    Come on Toro, it's not like it's a real union.
     
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    I concur.

    Holding individual citzens responsible for what their national governments are doing is just plain old wrong.
     
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    It is a disgrace. What's worse is that it's apparently ok for Hamas terrorists to teach there, but not Israeli's. Typical jew-hating.... amazing that it still exists with such virulence.

    I am curious as to why this same "union" didn't ban Hamasniks for lobbing 3,000 missiles into Israel.

    Ah well.
     
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    Discrimination and public policy is not what Unions are created for. It is this exact type of crap going on throughout that is killing Unions everywhere.

    "Approximately 100 committee members will vote on the resolution at the conference on Feb. 19 in Windsor. If the resolution receives majority support, it will be on the agenda at CUPE Ontario's conference in May, when more than 1,000 would be expected to vote. Should it pass that point, the union would then ask the province's schools to respect the prohibition."
     
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    I agree this is not a good idea. Unless this is attached to a VERY long list of other academics from other nations who break the law. Then it could be fair, of course one might include Canadian academics as well, then there would be precious few teachers left.
     
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    Jillian - what Hamas Terrorists teach in Ontario? That sounds surprising enough to ask for some factual support...
     
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    I don't know why you're so surprised. This is liberalism at it's best. I'm curious why you still subscribe to an ideology that will always land you in this situation. Liberalism is the scion of euthanasia, population control, the demolition of religion, church and freedom of speech.

    These are your peeps, Jillie! You might not be that far left yourself, but this is what the party represents.
     
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