Here, on how Canada continues to tear Indigenous children away from their families due to the lingering effects of discriminatory policies. For further reading…– KatieContinue reading
The recent decision by an all-white jury to acquit Gerald Stanley, the killer of Colten Boushie calls on us all to confront systematic racism andContinue reading
Like everybody else I knew Gord Downie was dying, from an aggressive form of brain cancer that grows fast and spreads quickly.But I was amazed at howContinue reading
This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Ed Finn discusses how corporate giants exert far more influence than we generally know – or shouldContinue reading
ILLUSTRATIONS: Where’s Jason? If anyone spots PC Leader Jason Kenney, who doesn’t have to show up in the Legislature because he’s not an MLA, pleaseContinue reading
I never heard the story of Chanie Wenjack, an Ojibway boy who lived in Northern Ontario, until today.
And although it made me feel terribly sad, I’m glad I did.
Because it couldn’t be a more Canadian story, or a more powerful story of resistance.
Even if it ended so tragically.Continue reading
Assorted content for your weekend reading.- Rachel West charts how higher wages and improved social supports can reduce crime rates and their resulting costs.- Lana Payne comments on the glass ceiling still limiting the wages and opportunities availabl…Continue reading
The Government of Canada never operated a single residential school for aboriginal people in Newfoundland and Labrador.Not one.That’s why aboriginal people in this province weren’t included in the settlement of the class action lawsuit several years ag…Continue reading
Australia, which is “being held back by its unresolved relationship with its Indigenous population”, can learn from Canada’s emerging efforts at reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
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Assorted content to end your week.- The BBC reports that even UK business groups are acknowledging that excessive executive pay is leading to public concern and distrust in the state of the economy. And Alex Hern notes that Steve Wozniak for one isn’t …Continue reading
According to one of the firms involved in the class action suit by residents of Newfoundland and Labrador about residential schools:Five separate actions were commenced alleging that former residents of five IRS [Indian Residential Schools] in Newfound…Continue reading
This and that for your Tuesday reading.- Patrick Flavin studies (PDF) the direct benefits that flow from giving people secure access to health care. And Daphne Bramham writes that the damage done by child poverty can be directly observed in educational…Continue reading
Today, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its Final Report on the human rights violations perpetrated through the aboriginal residential school policy. Here are a few of the TRC’s 94 recommendations.
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“Patriotism assumes that our globe is divided into little spots, each one surrounded by an iron gate. Those who have had the fortune of beingContinue reading
PHOTOS: The damage done by residential schools is part of every Canadian’s legacy and the sooner we acknowledge that, the better off we all willContinue reading
Assorted content to end your week. – Chris Mooney takes a look at the positive side of social influences on behaviour, as new research showsContinue reading
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report has issued a damning condemnation of the Indian residential schools, referring to their history as “cultural genocide.” Reverberations areContinue reading
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is out, many of us have welcomed the report, its’ findings, and its opportunity to face but not accept theContinue reading
Here, on how we should expect our leaders to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report on residential schools – and what we’ve seenContinue reading