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First Nations tax exemptions aren’t helping Aboriginals, yet they cost over $1 billion

Loopholes in the Indian Act mean that government does not tax any product or service delivered on a reserve to a “Registered Indian” (this is the official, albeit outdated, legal term, although the term “Status Indian” is also sometimes used) or any income earned on reserve by a person or business. Trends suggest that the scale of tax losses for governments, and the effects of an uneven playing field with off-reserve businesses, will only increase.

h/t Marvin

ISIS supporters urge lone wolves to derail trains, blow up oil pipelines and attack the Women’s Euros football championship as their caliphate crumbles

ISIS has issued fresh calls for lone wolf attacks in Europe as its so-called caliphate in the Middle East crumbles.

Anonymous social media channels linked to the terror group are encouraging fanatics to derail trains and blow up oil and gas pipelines across the continent.

The Women’s Euro tournament, and in particular the Scotland vs England game due to take place in the Netherlands next Wednesday, is also picked out as a target.

Typical Racist White Female Librarian

NYU librarian laments ‘fatigue’ from ‘presence of white people’

A New York University librarian recently bemoaned the “racial fatigue” she experiences “in the presence of white people” following an academic conference.

April Hathcock, a Scholarly Communications Librarian at NYU, recently attended the annual American Library Association [ALA] conference in Chicago, a trade conference for people in the library profession.

Right after the conference, Hathcock took to her personal blog to describe her “Post-ALA Race Fatigue,” lamenting that she was suffering from “serious race fatigue” after spending five days amongst her colleagues [emphasis in original].

Colombia Celebrates First ‘Three-Way Gay Marriage’

Colombia has become the first country to legally recognize the union of three gay men, where Manuel Bermúdez, Alejandro Rodríguez and Víctor Hugo Prada have united in a “special three-way patrimonial regime” in the city of Medellín.

Although the arrangement is being billed by local media as a “three-way gay marriage,” legally it is closer to a civil union. In 2016, Colombia legalized same-sex marriage, but for the moment it still officially limits the number of partners to two.

Mi’kmaq leaders urge calm ahead of Halifax protest to remove Cornwallis statue

Organizers say a weekend protest calling for a statue of Halifax’s controversial founder to be toppled will proceed as planned, despite objections from some Mi’kmaq leaders.

A Facebook event called “Removing Cornwallis” invites protesters to remove a large bronze statue of former governor Edward Cornwallis from atop a stone pedestal on Saturday.

Organizers haven’t said how they will do that, but the event has reignited debate about how Halifax commemorates its colonial history, as well as how the province’s Mi’kmaq community affirms its past.

  • BillyHW

    Homosexuals need to be shoved back into the closet where they belong.

    • Exile1981

      Remember they say there is no slippery slope. The next will be three lesbians. Once people accept 3 way relationships they will allow 2 men and a women who claims she’s a man. Then it be a man and 2 wives (welcome back polygamy). Then other combinations.

      I predict by 2025 the CBC will run a show about one of these 3 way marriages….. called 2 men and a goat.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    Ah yes NYU one of the most expensive schools in the one of the most expensive cities in human history. A city where 30% of the population is white. The Horror, the Horror.

    • Toronto Librarian

      I really hate my chosen profession some days. People like her is why I avoid those waste of time conferences when I can.

    • Bla Bla

      Hmmm, I say we put in a buck and send her back to say any other country in the world that is not white. Hope she enjoys her new utopia trying to avoid rapists, murderers, disease and hunger. By all means, don’t let the door hit you on the ass on your way out.

  • Editor

    “Serious race fatigue”. Can I invoke that next time Toronto BLM comes out with some really racist tweet, pronouncement or action? Can I invoke that next time someone cries islamophobia? Can I invoke that next time Premier Selfie gives a avowed murderer $10 million bucks?

  • Malcolm Y

    Maybe they should cover the statue of Cornwallis, because he didn’t fucking finish the job and wipe out the tontos when he had a chance.