Canada’s Health Minister’s protests about UN criticism of how the federal government ensures the right to food for all in Canada ring a discordant note.
The long debate over the long-gun registry may finally come to an end next Wednesday when Parliamentarians vote on a bill to kill the controversial system. Private Member’s Bill C-391, sponsored by Manitoba MP Candice Hoeppner, would, in her words, “end the wasteful and ineffective long-gun registry” so that government might “put more emphasis on […]
A well-researched missive this week over at The Dominion (“New Minister a ‘Declared Enemy’ of First Nations”) examines whether the August 2010 appointment of combative MP John Duncan as Indian and Northern Affairs Canada minister was the harbinger of a new, nastier tone to come in federal Aboriginal policy. I have to admit, reviewing some […]
New Indian & Northern Affairs Minister John Duncan issued a formal apology to the descendants of 19 Inuit families who were forcibly relocated from Inukjuak and Pond Inlet to Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay in the High Arctic during the 1950’s. According to the full statement: “The Government of Canada apologizes for having relocated Inuit […]
Next time some low-life with a right-wing special interest group slams Aboriginal peoples and their right to exist in a newspaper or on radio or TV…. And that person claims to BE an Aboriginal person…. Demand proof. Yep! Call, email or write a letter to the publisher and the editor of that newspaper, or the […]