Saturday, June 4, 2016

Repeated nonsense


Untruths repeated often enough become truths in some minds.   I can be persuaded the Toronto Star has a Board of Censors who delete any suggestion we did not get the whole truth concerning the residential school question. An unpublished letter: 

It is to be hoped Premier Kathleen Wynne did not use words attributed to her (An emotional apology, May 31).  

The phrase "take the Indian out of the child" has gained such notoriety many believe it to be incorporated in Canadian legislation. 

It is a corruption of a nineteenth-century statement of a residential school official in Pennsylvania. 

No knowledgeable Canadian has ever uttered it.

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