Maclean’s claim that Winnipeg is Canada’s most racist city upsets Mayor Paleface Measleblanket

Just kidding.

Winnipeg’s mayor choked back tears as he began to address the media today about claims by Maclean’s magazine that his city is the most racist in Canada.

“My wife is Ukrainian. I am Métis. I want my boys to be as proud of both those family lines — to be proud of Winnipeg, to be proud of who you are,” he said, surrounded in the city hall foyer by prominent community leaders.

“We have come together to face this head-on as a community,” Bowman said, noting that Winnipeg exists on what is traditional Treaty One territory

Welcome to Winnipeg: Where Canada’s racism problem is at its worst

“Oh Goddd how long are aboriginal people going to use what happened as a crutch to suck more money out of Canadians?” Winnipeg teacher Brad Badiuk wrote on Facebook last month. “They have contributed NOTHING to the development of Canada. Just standing with their hand out. Get to work, tear the treaties and shut the FK up already. Why am I on the hook for their cultural support?”

Another day in Winnipeg, another hateful screed against the city’s growing indigenous population. This one from a teacher (now on unpaid leave) at Kelvin High School, long considered among the city’s progressive schools—alma mater to just about every Winipegger of note, from Marshall McLuhan to Izzy Asper, Fred Penner and Neil Young.

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  • Gaylord Ponce

    There’s a damn good reason Winnipeg is “racist”. Just take a good look around next time you’re there.

    • I dunno, that comment IS kinda racist. When I lived in Winnipeg I did my share of friendly drinking on the front porch with some of the elderly Natives in my neighbourhood — some of the best fun I ever had.

      I think the problem is with bleeding heart liberal white people, and the younger violent Native activists who are often paid by them. Very perverse racial relationship indeed.

      • It is a perverse relationship and racist.

      • Frau Katze

        They leftists encourage them.

  • EyesWideShut

    Our aboriginals work up to two or three hours a week to remain totally dependent and reliant.

  • Justin St.Denis

    I have always referred to Winnipeg as “the armpit of Canada” based upon my experiences hitch hiking across the country back in the day. I also note that wherever a high concentration of aboriginals occurs in an urban setting, trouble follows. Finally, I attended a majority-aboriginal school back in the 1960s. Natives have more racist labels for every other group than any other part of Canada’s population. Natives hate everyone equally, although they do feel an especially vitriolic hatred towards white people – probably because they watch too many old Hollywood westerns in an attempt to reconstruct their “roots”. The headdresses are a real hoot!

  • Martin B

    “Solvent abuse is as common as alcoholism here, and rising. Even in December’s cold, kids as young as nine clutch gas-soaked rags”

    Let’s throw lots of money at crooked Indian chiefs and give lots of earnest lectures about white privilege. That’ll fix everything.

    • And will likely be the only “solutions” implemented.

    • Frau Katze

      It’s genetic. Tendency to alcoholism and related addictions has a hereditary component. Look how much more alcoholism this in far northern Euro populations (that were exposed to alcohol late). Jokes about drunk Irish and Scottish abound. And the figures in Russia are scary.

      OTOH, I read a book about the history of the Mafia in Sicily. Whatever other problems they might have, they are light drinkers. They were exposed to alcohol much earlier and in the old days, there was a Darwinian effect. Kids of drunk mothers did not survive as well.

      Wine comes from Southern Europe, you need a hot, dry climate for the grapes to ferment.

  • Stronger Than Dirt

    I must say that I have empathy for many natives but understandably no one ever talks about the 800 lb Gorillas that are frequently cheating the possible prosperity of native people – Some chiefs and their merry bandits taking everything for themselves and their families – while screwing the rest of the band members.

  • And for the 100th time, why does Chief Nepinak — of Manitoba Ojibwayan-Saulteaux lineage — continue to wear the big headdress of the American Plains Indians?

    Those big headdresses — probably invented by Hollywood in the first place — have nothing to with Canada’s Ojibwayan-Saulteaux. In fact the Plains Indians themselves are a post-colonial phenomenon going back only a couple hundred years. My own ancestry in Canada (as a white man) goes back several centuries before the “aboriginal” Plains.

    Get off my ancestors’ land you Plains Indian interloper!

    (Plus the Chief’s got a heavier beard than my Italian grandmother) 😉

    • What about Chief Stay Puft? She wore one!

      • Stronger Than Dirt

        As phony as a 3 dollar bill

      • Oh for Gitcheeguma’s sake, and Chief Spence is supposed to be Cree! Northern Ontario woodlands Indians running around with headdresses from the freakin’ rolling hills of the Oklahoma open range.

        Can’t wait until the NDP activism hits the Inuit — they’ll probably give them loin cloths from one of the Amazonian rainforest peoples.

    • ntt1

      I think the reason derek “Test Pattern Indian”nepinak wears the appropriated battle head dress is to stop him being confused with an itinerant Ukrainian Acordionist. he could be a Schmenge brother.

    • eMan14

      The Saulteaux (Plains Ojibwa) are considered part of the Plains Indians. More originally from Sault Ste. Marie, they moved west to Manitoba and Saskatchewan as early as 1750.
      The headdress of the Objibwa was a full eagle feather piece. Although you can find pictures with much fewer feathers.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      He seems to be stretching credulity with that war bonnet.
      His tribe just maybe, or maybe not, squeaks in on even being classified as Plains Indian.
      http://www.native-languages.org/headdresses.htm

      • lolwut?

        He’s not even full blooded, all the rabble rousers are Half-breeds.

        Half-breeds like to put themselves into leadership positions and scream the loudest to compensate for the fact that thery are part white and it shows in their facial features.

        Recent studies have shown 34% of biracials have moderate to severe mental issues related to identity issues, they hate themselves.

        Lashing out at white people is their way of trying to get approval from their brown side.

        Obama, Louie Riel…. Malcolm X,… Farrakhan….. the list goes on.

  • ontario john

    And of course our liberal media is lapping this up. I heard Craig Oliver on the CTV news call groups of people in Winnipeg “white trash” because they have negative views of indians.

    • Craig Oliver is just trash.

    • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

      Someone retire Craig Oliver already. Don’t shoot him, just give him his pension.

  • Censored_often

    Here’s the photo at the top of the article from a slightly different angle. Cheers!

  • Cardair

    Everyone remember the brouhaha when the media got a hold of an internal Air Canada memo advising their staff to avoid the Winnipeg’s downtown Radisson hotel and stay at hotels located closer to the airport instead because of …”safety concerns”?
    I think back then the Radisson hotel was home to many displaced natives because of the flood.

    Of course everyone and his brother cried racism and as usual Air Canada folded like a cheap suit, preferring to put their staff at risk then to appear racist.

  • cmh

    Tina Fontaine is an unsolved sex killing, Rinelle Harper is a victim of native on native violence, and the Kelvin teacher was voicing his opinion and perception of the legacy of colonialism which unfortunately he is not sensitive to (which does not make him racist)…..Macleans has fallen very far in printing a headline that doesn’t even match the bloody story…they didn’t even spell Winnipeg correctly in one sentence. Winnipeg has no more racism than any other city in Canada and I would go so far as to say it is the opposite because we have thousands of First Nation and non First nation citizens who love and respect each other and live in harmony. For Gods sake…. Winnipeg has a First Nation Mayor and many others in govt positions. They certainly were not elected by racist voters. Macleans has no integrity left after this story, none, and I wouldn’t wipe my ass with it.