From the Winnipeg Sun
Brian Pallister said that by including “hurt feelings,” teachers and school staff could be judged as bullies for simply carrying out their duties. He suggested the possibility that a student whose “feelings have been hurt” by a teacher could initiate a false accusation in revenge.
Pallister seems to think that our kids are so stupid they don't know the difference between the misery of bullying and everyday constructive criticism. He seems to think that kids don't know the difference between productive adult discipline and hurtful attacks. He seems to think that systematic, traumatic violence committed against kids who don't fit in can be dismissed as no big deal.
He seems to think that kids can't be trusted or believed.
I dunno about you, but I'd like to see political leadership that that takes kids seriously, that takes kids' safety and security seriously, and that doesn't deny the hurtful reality many vulnerable kids face.