Not any old ordinary agreement, you'll note, but a "formal" one, which makes it, like, really important.
What, you may well be asking, is a Confucius agreement, formal or otherwise? Well, it involves China's Confucius Institutes, which according to this
are non-profit public institutions aligned with the Government of the People's Republic of China that aim to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching internationally, and facilitate cultural exchanges.Sounds a little like the Comintern, no?
I realize that Canada is looking to do big business with China, but must our local school board really sign an agreement with the Chinese government to bring the "culture" of their unfree, Communist land to Canada? Here's a thought: how about the TDSB do its utmost to try to help Chinese kids become more acculturated to, you know, Canada, and our culture of democracy and freedom?