A former colleague of mine, who is of Ukrainian origin, recently expressed his caution, verging on disappointment, regarding Canada’s stated leadership in opposition to the Russia military offensive into Ukraine and the measures “we” have been implementing to demonstrate that leadership.
TORONTO – Justin Trudeau’s behavior in the China case “either it’s not honest or it’s not very bright. Which one is it?”: the question come from the opposition parties who consider the prime minister’s response to alleged Chinese interference in the 2019 federal elections insufficient and late. Interferences that were the reason for the clash between Trudeau himself and the Chinese president Xi Jinping at the G20 in Bali (in the pic above) and on which, then, two days ago, the prime minister declared that he had never received any official information from the Canadian intelligence. (more…)
TORONTO – To seek election to Municipal office you need to satisfy three qualifiers: (1) citizenship, (2) residency – live in the municipality where you hope to be elected, (3) be of age – eighteen and over. If you seek office as a Catholic school trustee, there is a fourth: be Catholic.
“Truth, justice and healing”: a first step towards reconciliation between Natives and Catholic Church
TORONTO – “Reconciliation is a long journey and today’s meeting with the Pope is only the first step along the path that leads to truth, justice and healing”. These are the first words of Cassidy Caron, president of the National Council of Metis, after the meeting with the Pope, which took place today in the Apostolic Library in Vatican City (in the pic above – credit © Vatican Media). (more…)
TORONTO – Let’s begin with accountability and transparency, two words whose meaning in the hands of spin doctors can be turned to nuisance, disjointed alphabet particles. There are two departments (Ministries) of government whose combined budgets account for the bulk of government expenditures. (more…)
TORONTO – Songs, drums, speeches, dances. But also painful testimonies and tears. For the first time in its history, Canada celebrated The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation yesterday. A day, that of yesterday, established by Ottawa last June 3 to commemorate the tragic and painful history of residential schools, to remember the dead children and those who survived, their families and communities. (more…)
September 30 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. It is a day for reflection and to honour the lost children and survivors of the country’s residential schools, their families and communities.
This year has been a difficult one for everyone, especially for Indigenous communities following the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves, including the remains of children, on the grounds of former residential schools across Canada. (more…)