The official response to what is happening to the Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia and the Algonquin in Quebec is symptomatic of widespread systemic racism and ignorance.
Montreal taxpayers have been funding the activities of a small group of pleasure-boat owners for 34 years.
Joyce Echaquan is only the latest victim of homegrown systemic racism.
After months of doing nothing, the Quebec government is now going into overdrive.
“Are Premier Legault’s decisions based on science or a desire to stay popular with his base?”
“If this is all a ‘hoax,’ there’s a lot of dead people who need to stop faking it.”
“The mark of a successful society should be for all to feel included and valued.”
“Nations and people evolve and so should the public space honouring what we collectively consider to be worthy of celebration.”
“For every loudmouth commentator, there are thousands of Montrealers who quietly coexist in respect and mutual affection for what they already know enriches their lives.”
Recent cases of freed rapists in Montreal and Toronto are shocking.