But this post is not about the students and their contention that the government is marginalizing them with the increase in tuition. Rather it is about another marginalized group in our society; one that is almost completely silent. The elderly sit quietly through their final years, often alone and unproductive. Yesterday, as I strolled the sunny streets of downtown Montreal, at the corner of deMaisonneuve and St. Denis, I saw this:
These elderly people sat quietly in their chairs, not acknowledging their perplexed audience below. Understand this as you will; its meaning is not as striking as the contrast it provides between the divergent needs of these two groups and way in which their voices are heard, or not.