In the wake of the lone gunman's rampage in Montreal yesterday, Ontario minister of colleges and universities Chris Bentley quickly seized the occasion of a common sentiment of dismay to reflect it onto the tinfoil political opportunity to ask Ontario campuses to see what they can do about security… as if any security short of armed guards in every room could prevent a lunatic bent on taking a few innocent people down with him.
You get right on that, Dr. Davenport! That's what universities are for these days, after all, to tell the rest of us we had it coming for our guilty neglect of tax-funded monopolies, of which universities happen coincidentally to be among. Overarching and self-serving platitudes come so easily to the lips of these masters of bureaucracy that it would not have mattered to Dr. Davenport to find out whether Kimveer Gill had been deprived of health care or had sought out and been turned away from social services before uttering them. Just keep that gravy train rolling!
The problem is a societal one, he said.
Friday, September 15, 2006
Posted by MapMaster on Friday, September 15, 2006