Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Why James Moore Shouldn't Be a University Chancellor
I must admit I was both surprised and shocked to see that James Moore has been named chancellor of the University of Northern British Columbia.
After the way he handled the oil spill in Vancouver's English Bay. Which defied reason.
And after his years of loyal service to his ghastly leader Stephen Harper, who waged war on knowledge and science, in a brutish manner never seen before.
So I'm glad to see that some in BC are letting Moore and UNBC know what they think of that appointment.
A backlash is growing against the appointment of former Conservative Party MP James Moore as chancellor of a B.C. university.
An online petition calling on the University of Northern B.C.’s board of governors to nix the appointment — announced by the university last week — has garnered more than 850 signatures with some faculty, alumni and students taking to social media to voice their dissent.
And who can blame them? Why would an oil pimp be named chancellor of Canada's "green university?"
How can a former member of an anti-aboriginal Con regime be honoured by a school with a focus on First Nations?
And who can argue with Moore's record of faithful service to the most morally depraved government this country has ever known?
For over a decade Mr. Moore was a Member of Parliament (and held several prominent ministerial positions) in a government that did not celebrate diversity or the free and open exchange of ideas. That government chose instead to practice the politics of division and intimidation, and by its actions worked to undermine many of the core values that are pillars of universities in Canada and the world.
This was a government that actively muzzled Federal Scientists, that steadfastly failed to take meaningful action to address global climate change, that stifled legitimate democratic dissent, that discounted the need for a Federal inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous woman, and which sought to exploit anti-Muslim sentiment amongst Canadians in order to bolster its electoral fortunes.
An appalling record to which I would only add, the way Moore liked to brag that he had killed one out of four jobs at the CBC. One of the country's great cultural institutions.
Just to please his depraved master Stephen Harper...
And since Moore is going to lord it over the young, who can forget his views on hungry children?
It appears the federal government won’t be helping BC get out of the top spot when it comes to child poverty. “Is it my job to feed my neighbour’s child? I don’t think so.” That from Federal Minister of Industry James Moore who is also the Member of Parliament for Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam.
“Certainly we want to make sure that kids go to school full bellied, but is that always the government’s job to be there to serve people their breakfast?”
Which I always thought were particularly callous...
And only proved once again that a Con, is a Con, is a Con.
And that Moore, like all the others, doesn't deserve to be the chancellor of ANY Canadian university.
So please sign the petition.
Help the students and staff at UNBC save their school's reputation.
And help send Big Jim to the only school where he belongs...
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