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That's Not Fair!

That's Not Fair! is a series developed by the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust to invite kids, ages 7 to 11, to think critically about what it means to live in a democracy. Every episode starts with a problem that Mayor Moe or one of the City Councilors attempts to resolve by proposing a new bylaw. After the by-law is passed, the citizens quickly learn that with each new by-law comes a slew of consequences, both good and bad. In each episode, The Mayor, the City Council, and the Newscaster then re-examine the fairness of the by-law by applying the Acorn Test – a series of questions to help work out if a rule is fair. Sometimes the rule is fair and other times it needs to be changed or withdrawn.

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