Case Sicotte : the right to the batting ?

News 16 December, 2017
  • Mathieu Bock-Côté

    Saturday, 16 December 2017 05:00

    Saturday, 16 December 2017 05:00

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    As well, the ombudsman of Radio – Canada came to the conclusion that the story in the form of the indictment dedicated to Gilbert Sicotte was in accordance with the rules of journalism.

    The one who realized there would be basically nothing wrong. There is nothing to choke on and ask questions about the famous journalistic practices that are proudly claimed.


    Fortunately, the common man remains entitled to believe that this story was an unfathomable stupidity. Let us see however what it was symptomatic.

    It will be remembered, Gilbert Sicotte has been accused of being a professor is too demanding.

    It was accused of brutality, harassment, harshness, excessive. Sicotte was guilty of shaking morally his pupils rather than to cuddle.

    Is it any surprise that in a society that is quilted, that is less and less able to understand that life is not always smooth and that the learning experiences require us to step out of our comfort zone ?

    Behind the right to happiness, in comfort, does it not something like a huge laziness, which is accompanied by the softening of the characters ? Is it really necessary to do the pampering full-time a human right ?

    One sees it in a thousand ways.

    In the public debate, we minaude, it revels in the insignificance of the arguments blunt, but as soon as one is put into difficulty, it makes the victim, and we play insulted.

    It can be seen in the humour to even the smallest joke can make scandal, and raising an outcry.


    It can be seen in daily life : it requires an environment that is subject to a madness hygienist to the point of outlawing cigarette smoking on a theatre stage.

    In the same way, we surprotège children, condemning them to an environment that is increasingly lifeless.

    A world a little more rough would not be bad : it would help to form the character.