Intellectual Illiteracy in Canada

Indeed, the media has lost its compass of integrity! “The vanguards of journalistic integrity have long ago been abandoned by those in that industry.”to quote the author.

Lloyd Fournier : Lloyd is the founder of Thunderbird Rising (Thunderbird rising.com) and the recent recipient of a Humanitarian Award, an author (novels) and a freelance writer. His drill down style of writing is a throw back to classic journalism - completely objective and well researched. His work presents the reader opportunity to rethink issues.

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It’s troubling

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) informs us that we live at a time in history when literacy is the norm.  Moreover, in the (more or less) free and democratic nations here in North America, UNESCO informs that our literacy rates are among the highest on the planet.

Even the lowest (Mexico) has a literacy rate of almost 95%.  Ninety-five percent of the Mexican population can read or write while the Canadian and American numbers are almost 100%.  By comparison, places such as Niger (19%) and Sudan (31%) are frightening low.  Ranked among the world’s most troubled and war-torn nations, places such as Iran; Iraq; Pakistan (56%); Sudan and Syria are nations in which one in four cannot read or write.

However, there is a huge difference between possessing a skill as literacy and utilizing that skill.  Literacy is a pathway or a road towards…

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