JEWISH CANADA: CAFE Protests Suspension of 17 Year Old Manitoba High School Girl for Poster Opposing Rainbow Poppy

[So white children aren't allowed dissent. In many ways, these things show ever more clearly that the people controlling and stopping whites, are the white elite. All kinds of perverts are allowed to do their thing. All kinds of perverts, degenerates, scum and others may do as they please, but if a white stands up for themselves … then we have a problem. Jan]

CAFE Protests Suspension of 17 Year Old Manitoba High School Girl for Poster Opposing Rainbow Poppy

Canadian Association for Free Expression

Box 332,

Rexdale, Ontario, M9W 5L3

Ph: 416-428-5308

Website:

Paul Fromm, B.Ed, M.A. Director

Mr. J. Cassils, Principal

Stonewall Collegiate Institute,
297 5 St W,

Stonewall, MB

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Dear Mr. Cassils:

I write to protest your suspension of Natalie Salisbury and another student for a pamphlet they published outlining their support for the traditional red and black poppy instead of a rainbow poppy to commemorate Remembrance Day.

The facts, as we understand them, are as follows:

1. Natalie Salisbury, 17, and a friend unnamed in media reports, are students at Stonewall Collegiate Institute

2. Her music teacher urged the school orchestra to wear rainbow poppies for the school Remembrance Day ceremonies. She told LifeSite News: “It all started when teachers, counselors, and some students said we should wear the rainbow poppy … ” Natalie said, adding that she disagreed. “I typed up papers on a computer, printed them off, and taped them up in the halls.”

3. Natalie and her friend refused and put up posters explaining her reasons, chiefly that the LGBTQ community had a whole month dedicated to them.

4. She was called to the principal’s office and suspended for "hate speech." When she tried to record the suspension order on her cellphone, it was seized. She was warned that reporting the incident on social media would lead to further consequences.

I want to protest the bullying of this student by the school administration. The accusation of "hate speech" is outrageous. I have provided support and advice at numerous human rights hearings. The accusation of "hate speech" in legal terms can only be made if a person has been charged, tried and convicted for "wilful promotion of hate" against one of a number of privileged groups under Sec. 319 of the Criminal Code (the "hate law"). Clearly, Ms Salisbury has never been convicted. The accusation of "hate speech" is inflammatory and intimidating. The accusation usually tells one more about the accuser than the impugned speech. "Hate speech" is speech the accuser hates.

It is ironic that Natalie Salisbury’s right to free speech, to express herself in decent terms on an issue of the day, was throttled in regards to Remembrance Day, the very day on which we honour those who fought in the belief they were securing our rights and freedoms.

Your behaviour was shameful. You owe the two young women an apology.

Sincerely yours,

Paul Fromm

Director

p.s. I phoned the school at 2:00 p.m. Manitoba time on Friday to try to obtain your correct e-mail address. The phone rang for a very long time but there was no answer nor was the call directed to an answering machine.

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