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Canada Appoints First Indigenous Governor General – A ‘Step Forward’ to Reconciliation

OTTAWA — Mary Simon, an Inuk leader and former diplomat, described her appointment as Canada’s next governor general — the first Indigenous person to serve in the role — as a “step forward on the long path to reconciliation.”   

GG Mary Simon – Inuk Leader

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced Simon as the next person to serve in the viceregal role during a news conference Tuesday at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., in which the theme of healing long-standing divides figured prominently.

“It is only by building bridges, bringing between people in the North and South, just like in the East and West, that we can truly move forward,” Trudeau said during his opening remarks.        Continue reading

Canada mourns as remains of 215 children found at indigenous school – BBC News

A new classroom building at the Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada circa 1950
The Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia once housed 500 children – Reuters

A mass grave containing the remains of 215 children has been found in Canada at a former residential school set up to assimilate indigenous people.

The children were students at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia that closed in 1978.

The discovery was announced on Thursday  May 27, by the chief of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it was a “painful reminder” of a “shameful chapter of our country’s history”.

Canada leading the way in moral decay – By Yvonne Sam

Canada leading the way in moral decay

By Yvonne Sam

God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. 

The words above are the lyrics to the Canadian national anthem, but sadly none of it rings true any longer.  Oh! Canada can’t you see, no one is standing on guard for thee. Today while there is much more knowledge available than any other time in history, very few would take umbrage at revelation of the fact that people are no wiser than before.  On the other hand many would contend that that we are living in a particularly foolish period —– a period that is largely and visibly wisdom-free, especially among those with the most knowledge: the best educated. Catapulting at an almost rapid pace as the absence of wisdom is the decline in morality.      Continue reading

Will the Barbados Government Follow Canada And Decriminalize Marijuana?

Will the Barbados Government Follow Canada And Decriminalize Marijuana?

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 8, 2018: A newly-elected Caribbean government says it will consider the issue of decriminalizing marijuana even as Canada on Thursday night voted to approve the legalization of recreational pot with a vote of 56 to 30.

The Barbados Labor Party, (BLP), government, made the disclosure this week in the Throne Speech at the start of the new parliamentary term.  Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, however, noted that Barbadians will be consulted on the issue.     Continue reading

Legalization of Marijuana: April 13, 2017…. D- day for Canada – By Yvonne Sam

Legalization of Marijuana: April 13, 2017…. D- day for Canada

By Yvonne Sam

Canadian legalization of marijuana translates into violation of International Drug Laws. A bold move on the part of Prime Minister Trudeau—seemingly unaware of the ensuing ramifications?

On April 13, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent Canada and its citizens into a hypnotic frenzy by making good on his high-profile campaign promise—the passing of a Bill legalizing marijuana for recreation purposes, making Canada the first developed country in the world to legalize pot since the international war on drugs began in the 1970s. This stunning announcement can be juxtaposed for its truth and applicability to the sayings of Savoyard lawyer, historian and philosopher Joseph Le Maistre, “that every nation gets the government it deserves, and Alexander de Tocqueville, the famous French political thinker and historian,  speaking in the Chamber of Deputies just prior to the outbreak of the European Revolution who said: “We are sleeping on a volcano… A wind of revolution blows, the storm is on the horizon.    Continue reading

Canada: Note to World Leaders: This Is How to Welcome Refugees

Monday, December 14, 2015 by Al-Jazeera English by Antonia Zerbisias

Note to World Leaders: This Is How to Welcome Refugees

Canada welcomes a small group of refugees but its telegenic new PM puts on a big show.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets refugees fleeing Syria, during their arrival at Pearson International airport in Toronto. (Photo: AP)

They were hardly the poor, huddled masses Canadians might have expected.

In fact, the 163 privately sponsored Syrian refugees from Lebanon who landed in Toronto late last Thursday looked less bedraggled and besieged than other Canadians do after a long overseas flight.   Continue reading