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The Roundtable Podcast 66

Week of 20.04.2014
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez | Jim Flaherty | Rob Ford’s Campaign Party | Laureen Harper | Music: Willie Nelson, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” | Record Store Day / 4-20 | Justin Trudeau Selfie | Hipster Craft Beer Snobs Are Nerdgasming Over New Star Trek Brew | New Beer Store Ads | The Four Basic Ways to Tuck in a Shirt

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Give the First Nations Education Act a Chance

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THE ISRAELI DIPLOMAT, orator and polyglot, Abba Eban, is today memorialized in the truism that men and nations behave wisely only once they have exhausted all the other alternatives. In the case of Canada’s exhausted Indian Act policies, the alternatives to a wiser course have been many as well as durable, as we all know. Thus it is with surprise, and enthusiasm even, that the Assembly of First Nations is this week absorbing Canada’s late acceptance of the five “Conditions for the Success of First Nations Education,” enunciated in the AFN’s December 2013 unanimous resolution and enshrined in Finance Minister Flaherty’s 2014 budget. These conditions are as follows:

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