The book contains 40 exercises tailored to everyone from preschoolers to university grads. The exercises, however, might raise eyebrows in academic circles. For example, Activity No. 1 is aimed at kindergarteners. They are asked to make decorations for Quebec’s national holiday on June 24, and the book’s illustration is a child’s drawing of a Quebec flag on a pole with the Canadian flag beneath it, ripped in half.
Here’s what the council says about it:
GĂ©rald Larose, a former labour leader and head of the sovereignty council, repeatedly denied the book is propaganda.
“It’s a work tool for teachers,” he told reporters at the book’s launch. But he said schools are inundated with federalist propaganda, including material celebrating the National Library, the Canadian census and the Year of the Veteran.
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