CANADA: School Days

Youngsters attending the one-room schoolhouse at Perry Siding, B.C., saw a strange sight as they trooped out of class for their lunch recess one day last week. Ranged outside the school was a crowd of 75 buff-bare men and women, members of the unruly Sons of Freedom Doukhobor sect,* staging one of their nude protest parades.

The Freedomites had a particular reason for demonstrating at the schoolhouse door. In last spring's election campaign, when government policy toward the Freedomites was an issue, Attorney General Robert

Bonner had promised to enforce the compulsory-education law and...

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