If I were a teacher starting my career, or even in a well-established position, I would be very concerned that any publicly unpopular view I might hold could affect my employment. Even if I never chose to let my students know my views, my public political participation would be deeply chilled.
"Down Down Harper" one could hear those rants by a bunch of radical Canadian Muslims in Downtown Toronto in Al Quds Rally last Saturday. They were not calling "Down Down Harper" due to their internal political conflicts based on Canadian issues with Harper government. They were denouncing their own Prime Minister for not supporting, according to them, the liberation of Jerusalem from Israel. That's what Al Quds Day is all about.