Maybe before everyone from Rex Murphy to Alberta premier Alison Redford piled on Neil Young for his statement that the Alberta oil sands “look like Hiroshima,” they should have spoken to someone who actually knows what both places look like.
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Right from the top of Rex Murphy’s Saturday column for the National Post it’s clear we’re in for a doozy: the title of his column is “A rude dismissal of Canada’s generosity.” It is about how rude aboriginal people in Canada are being, and how dismissive they are of Canada’s generous apology for almost genociding them. It’s about as close as you can come to calling a group “uppity” in a national newspaper in 2013.
Yet again, it falls to international outlets to expose what the Canadian mainstream media doesn’t want you to see. Here’s a report from Iran’s state-run Press TV laying out all the cold, hard facts about the mass abduction and trafficking of Aboriginal children in Alberta.
The passage of the Conservative government’s latest omnibus disaster, Bill C-45, has pissed off a lot of Aboriginal Canadians. The frustration has been building for some time, culminating in dozens of rallies in cities across Canada yesterday.