Canadian history and politics are being marginalized within the current curriculum. We need mandatory civics and Canadian history in every grade along with a return to traditional English (teaching grammar and style over topics like Shakespeare). A majority of Ontarian's cannot pass a standard Canadian history quiz but can perform better on American history. Without understanding our history, how can future voters understand ...more »
Why do so many Ontarians not understand or respect the system of government we have? The Ontario government should teach our kids about the kind of governance we have, why we have it, how we got it & how to use the system to participate in our democracy.
Ontario kids need to have the benefit of an understanding of the history of this land & it's peoples from the beginning. That means antiquity, anthropology, geology, first nations oral history. Canada didn't begin with European exploration! Canada's choices & experience in governance didn't begin with 1867!
All publicly funded facilities such as schools, buildings, and parks should be named after people that are/were relevant to the specific community; unless it is named after the location.
This would provide a link to the history of the specific community, keeping history alive.
David Suzuki, Jack Miner, Pierre Trudeau, etc. have enough facilities named after them.
Toronto only has one major museum (the ROM) dedicated to mainly antiqueties. It would be great to build a large industry (trains, planes, space, power generation, farming, factory, transit, etc.) museum in the heart of downtown Toronto. The Hearn Power Plant (the old coal plant) is in the heart of the port-lands, and is sitting unused and mostly gutted - used as a film set for the last few years. It is one of the largest ...more »
This province has a rich and vibrant history that should be celebrated and showcased! This museum could cover topics such as the original native peoples that lived throughout Ontario, the first european explorers, the history of Upper Canada, the War of 1812, immigration settlement, rebellions, our road to confederation, our economy, our resources, industry and commercial successes, our culture and traditions, there is ...more »
Why not encourage a respect for and knowledge of our city's heritage? William Lyon Mackenzie was Toronto's first mayor and the instigator of an 1837 rebellion that lead to the Durham Report and the achievement of responsible government throughout the British Empire. That 1837 Rebellion experienced much of it's action at Eglinton & Yonge. Why not honour this heritage by renaming Eglinton Subway, Mackenzie Station?