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View Jack Harris Profile
NDP (NL)
Thank you, Chair.
Thank you, Minister Cardy, for joining us tonight.
You said that you started being concerned about this in 2018 when you became Minister of Education in New Brunswick. Was this a concern of yours for some time before that? Was action taken by you to either condemn the Confucius Institute or make an issue of it?
View Jack Harris Profile
NDP (NL)
I'm interested in New Brunswick, of course, because we're talking about something that has been going on.... For how long has the Confucius Institute been active in New Brunswick?
View Jack Harris Profile
NDP (NL)
In how many schools do they play a role in your public school system?
View Jack Harris Profile
NDP (NL)
Would they have also been operating in universities in New Brunswick?
View Jack Harris Profile
NDP (NL)
Are you telling us, then, that you based your decision to try to do away with the Confucius Institute not on what you knew about them operating in New Brunswick and what they did there, but on your knowledge of how they operated elsewhere? Is that right?
View Jack Harris Profile
NDP (NL)
Okay, so you would have had people complaining to you about things that had happened.
View Jack Harris Profile
NDP (NL)
I take it, then, there was a formal relationship, some agreement with the Department of Education that you were working on.
View Jack Harris Profile
NDP (NL)
Do you have any idea how this would have started? Was there some sort of economic deal between the New Brunswick government and the Confucius Institute, or China-Beijing, to sponsor these institutes? How did it come about?
View Jack Harris Profile
NDP (NL)
Am I right or wrong in assuming that it may have been thought to be benign when that was started?
View Jack Harris Profile
NDP (NL)
Aside from the development of this idea of exchanges, was there a lot of interest in New Brunswick in China, or learning the Chinese languages and that sort of thing? Was that something that prompted it, or was that something that just developed as a matter of government policy?
View Jack Harris Profile
NDP (NL)
Thank you, Chair.
Mr. Cardy, in our province, Newfoundland and Labrador—and I suspect in most provinces—the Department of Education takes a very close scrutiny of and control over curriculum and materials and what's taught, particularly in the public schools of the province. Was that the case in New Brunswick?
Did they miss something, or did they not have any control over what the Confucius Institute program was offering to the students in New Brunswick?
View Jack Harris Profile
NDP (NL)
Did this gradually get into the curriculum, or was it something that started off with the curriculum by doing all of the things that you have been complaining about in terms of how they dealt with students and how they disciplined them, for example, for bringing up Tiananmen Square?
View Jack Harris Profile
NDP (NL)
Did you have any trouble convincing any of your cabinet colleagues to support your decision to rid the province of the Confucius Institute?
View Jack Harris Profile
NDP (NL)
Do you have any plans, Mr. Cardy, to ensure there is some Chinese language programming available in the province of New Brunswick at either the high school or the university level to provide the kinds of alternatives that have been urged upon us—by several witnesses, by the way—particularly to protect the Chinese people in Canada?
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