Dear Canada, We need to talk. Specifically, we need to talk about the racism that is so natural and so ingrained in much of the population that most of you don’t realize it is even there. We also need to talk about Colten Boushie, who was shot in the head and killed by a non-Native farmer in Saskatchewan. That farmer was found not guilty of second-degree murder by an all white jury last Friday. Boushie was from the Red Pheasant First Nation. A jury in Saskatchewan found Gerald Stanley not guilty in the August 2016 killing of the 22-year-old...Read More
Author: Greg Horn
(On 18 October 2017, the provincial legislature of Quebec, the National Assembly, passed Bill 62, a law that prohibits “the wearing of face coverings for people giving or receiving a service from the state..” Specifically, the new law allows the provincial government, and providers of government services, from medical care to public transportation, to deny services to veiled Muslim women. The law has been enormously controversial, and has laid bare the contradictions in Quebec’s multiculturalism policies. Greg Horn is the editor of Iorì:wase, the weekly newspaper serving the community of Kahnawake.) The Quebec Government showed the world what its true colours are,...Read More
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