During recent election campaigns, the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) emphasized the urgent need to renovate primary and secondary schools, highlighting the importance of providing a healthy and high-quality learning environment for students. However, despite $700 million in investments, the percentage of schools in poor or very poor condition has increased from 53% to 61% in just one year, according to Radio-Canada.
One school within the Commission Scolaire de la Capitale (CSC) recently spent a whopping $1,600 for a 1 hour and 35-minute conference. The speaker at this event was Drag Queen Barbada, also known as Sébastien Potvin. The astronomical amount spent to invite a drag queen to address students during lunchtime has sparked outrage among concerned citizens.
Many parents have expressed shock at the excessive cost. “The price is exorbitant, but drag queens are quite common,” said a passing father. “I understand the need to pay them, but the price is exaggerated. I have no problem with drag queens and storytelling, but such an amount is simply too high,” exclaimed a disbelieving mother.
The allocation of funds raises concerns, especially during an economic crisis that affects many people. A pregnant woman voiced her concerns, stating, “I think that’s a significant amount, especially when many people are struggling with housing issues.”
The infiltration of “Wokeness” into schools with the introduction of gender theory, drag queens, and the “Trans Kids Lives Matter” movement has further fueled controversy. As governments increase investments to promote a more “woke” education, the education system itself continues to crumble.
A concerned father expressed his fears, highlighting the potential risks:
“Imagine a child influenced by a drag queen at the age of twelve, deciding to change their gender. The law allows them to do whatever they want at a certain age. But then, the child turns eighteen and wants to transition back to being a male because they start experiencing physical complications. Who was there to protect them or make them aware, at thirteen, that there might have been other alternatives?”
Given that this conference was offered during lunchtime on a voluntary basis, it is highly doubtful that parents were properly informed or that their consent was obtained. Despite multiple attempts to contact the school in question, no response has been received.
“I would have consulted with the parents, but I’m certain many would have rejected the idea for $1,600,” commented a father, reflecting the concerns of parents.
The excessive spending on controversial conferences and the lack of transparency raise questions about the priorities of “woke” school boards. As parents and concerned citizens demand answers, the education system is facing a more thorough examination of its questionable practices.