The details of Egerton Ryerson’s 1847 plan suggest that Industrial Schools were to be about manual labour and indoctrination, yet another Ryerson fusion concerns both holy and profane.
All Canada, and the churches who ran the schools, can do now is support the work of communities like Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc.
From Walkerton to Covid-19, negligence and nature have prevailed over the public interest.
We should expect the man who has so much dominated the news for the past four years to continue doing so over the next four.
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki has affirmed that the problems within the RCMP are bigger than “a single individual or the actions of one person.“ She’s right.
As Robert Jago has written, “we don’t know how many chiefs are opposed to the pipeline, we don’t know for certain what percentage of people in the Wet’suwet’en country support or oppose the pipeline and we don’t know if the pipeline was approved by a referendum, a town hall or a simple vote in council.”
Christie Blatchford made it very clear to me that she was interested in law and order, and only in law and order. That was both her strength and her limitation.
Those of us who delighted in the intelligent absurdity of Python will remember Terry Jones foremost as a Pepperpot, or perhaps as the bowler-topped City Gent.
Neil Peart yielded an army of air drummers, and at one time or another many of us were the Jason Segel character from Freaks and Geeks, playing along to Tom Sawyer in our parents’ basement.
Soleimani deserved what he got but this doesn’t redeem the clueless incompetence of the President.
On this episode we discuss APTN, Indigenous media, and the 2019 election.
All we can know as certain is that Prime Minister Johnson will persist at the throwing of dead cats on dining-room tables.
For days now this matter has been covered by CBC, CTV News, Global News, and the Winnipeg Free Press. But it was the reporting of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network that triggered an unspoken community rule not to air the dirty laundry where outsiders can see it.
Somewhere along the way the work of confronting the rot of racism took a turn. The understanding that racism is a universal toxin, mediated through social systems, gave way to a vigilance for the individual offender.