Separating Children From Parents Has Been a Strategy of Canadian Politicians Since Before Confederation

2021 June. National Post – (web news article): “The Canadians who thought Residential Schools were a good idea

For KF archive copy of news article see here

Note: Edgerton Ryerson was the ‘father’ of not only the Residential School system but also of the public school system. He was a caring, devout, and intelligent man, a ‘visionary’ one could say. However, like many then and now in power, he could not see and honour the essential nature of the parent-child bond. He, like many leaders still despite all the evidence to the contrary , trusted that a ‘system’ of professionalization, government regulation, staffing, and control could beneficially replace parents in providing and directing the education and care of their children.
————HISTORY OF CANADIAN GOVERNMENTS DISPLACING PARENTS

“The first duty of a government is to give education to the people”- Simon Bolivar 1783-1830

“The first object of a wise government should be the education of the people.- Egerton Ryerson 1831 April –  in The Christian Guardian

IS THIS IDEA TRUE OR IS IT A COLOSSAL MISTAKE?———————————————–

THE ORIGINAL 1847 RYERSON REPORT PROMOTING RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS
1847 – Education Office Toronto – by Rev. Egerton Ryerson – Report of Dr Ryerson on Industrial Schools See pages 70 – 75  of this document
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/35/Egerton_Ryerson_on_Residential_Schools.pdf

KF archive copy here


THE ORIGINAL 1847 RYERSON REPORT PROMOTING COMPULSORY GOVERNMENT-REGULATED SCHOOLS
1847 March – Education Office Upper Canada (Ontario) – by Rev. Egerton Ryerson  –  Report on a System of Public Elementary Instruction for Upper Canada
https://www.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.22059/6?r=0&s=1

KF archive copy here


Royal BC Museum – article – by Shirley Cuthbertson – “A Highlight History of British Columbia Schools” – 
https://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/exhibits/tbird-park/html/present/stann/sb5/sb5hhist.pdf

KF archive copy here