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Trudeau takes aim at ‘racist’ rallies, urges trust in immigration system

But when asked if the unprecedented number of border crossers was stoking anti-immigrant sentiments in the country, Trudeau condemned the “intolerant, racist demonstrations” that have been planned in recent days.

“The small minority, angry, frustrated group of racists don’t get to define who we are as a country, don’t get to tell others who we are and don’t get to change the nature of the open, accepting values that make us who we are,” Trudeau said.

“I am proud to be Canadian. I am proud to be a Quebecer and I am proud to stand with millions of Canadians who reject the hateful, harmful, heinous ideologies that we’ve seen in dark corners of both the Internet and our communities from time to time.”

Praising diversity while condemning non-liberal opinion.


Canadian teachers lack confidence to discuss Indigenous cultures in class, study says

A study suggests that while teachers may want to instruct about residential schools and include Indigenous culture in their classrooms, they don’t feel confident enough and are nervous about saying the wrong thing.

Emily Milne, an assistant professor of sociology at MacEwan University in Edmonton, interviewed 100 Indigenous and non-Indigenous parents and teachers in southern Ontario between 2012 and 2014.

Her report, which was published in the International Indigenous Policy Journal, recommends that schools use “Indigenous coaches,” who she says were successfully used as a resource for teachers during a trial summer program at one Ontario school.

Wow! One whole school! She’ll be doing AGW research soon.


Man asked to stop flying Confederate flag at Sussex Flea Market

Early Sunday afternoon, security guards working for the flea market informed Mullin he was being asked to take the flag down. Mullin complied, while continuing to say he didn’t understand what the big deal was about.

“This is a family friendly event,” said Steve Clements, who chairs the committee which puts on the popular Sussex Flea Market each year. “We want people to come and enjoy themselves.”


Hundreds of counter-protesters swarm far-right La Meute protest in Quebec City

Just one week after a white supremacist protest erupted in violence that injured several people and took a woman’s life in Charlottesville, Va., the far-right group La Meute and counter-protesters clashed in Quebec City on Sunday.

La Meute, a group that claims to be against radical Islam and lenient immigration policy, gathered in a parking garage near the National Assembly building to protest against the policies of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Philippe Couillard “in the face of the scourge of illegal immigration.”

What do they mean “claims to be against radical Islam”?


Ottawa weighs employing ‘social procurement’ plan to support women, minorities

The Liberal government is thinking about using its massive purchasing power to support women in business.

“Inclusive federal procurement is a potential avenue through which the Government of Canada can demonstrate leadership and support for women’s entrepreneurship,” said a November, 2016, memo prepared for Patty Hajdu, who was then minister for the status of women.

Okay, liberals: define “women”. This should be fun.


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