Here's what Millett writes about himself:
I am: an ally for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-gendered persons; anti- racist; pro-feminist and a pacifist at heart. My political influences and inspiration are drawn from: Ernesto (Che) Guevera, Noam Chomsky, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Audrey Lorde, Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz), Aung San Suu Kyi and Dr. David Suzuki among others.Well, that explains it, doesn't it? O Canada does no longer mention stalwart sons and gentle maidens, but it still says "all thy sons" without mentioning daughters. Plus, the national anthem embraces patriotism - something a "world citizen" like Millett opposes quite strongly:(Source)
Erik has also lived and worked abroad and these experiences... have shaped his worldview to that of a “green internationalist.”That's from the Green party campaign page. Erik Millett used to be their candidate for Fundy Royal. Here are some of the methods Millett used to get the message out and to prove his point... Sue me for libel if you must but I don't believe that there's anyone else in Springfield, NB (a community of 1500) that could be as disturbed with the morning singing of O Canada as Erik Millett himself. It's just mathematically impossible.
We need political vision which can transcend traditional nationalistic boundaries; only the Green Party is positioned to offer this type of long term political leadership in a complex and interdependent world.(Source)
But here's the real problem: we got this socially perverse radical in charge of our children. How do we get him out? He's a principle of a public school, thus - theoretically - the public should have the right to decide whether or not they want to trust their children to a crazed left-wing radical like Millett. So far the only option I'm aware of is to contact the Superintendent for NB School District in which Belleisle Elementary school is located. Not sure if it will make any real difference, but it's worth a try:
Zoë Watson, Superintendent of Schools
New Brunswick School District 6
70B Hampton Road
Rothesay, NB E2E 5Y2
Phone: (506) 847-6262, Fax: (506) 847-6211
P.S. Interestingly enough, a BC college of teachers was quick to strip Chris Kempling of his teaching license when they found out he'd been a candidate for the Christian Heritage Party. (Even though Chris had never done anything wrong.) Somehow I have a feeling that the local school authorities won't be that quick to act when it comes to a raving pacifist lefty that expels O Canada from a Canadian elementary school.
It's better not to take chances. Consider pulling your children out of the public school system. Don't let them become a prize in a secret war.