The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report included a call for the Pope to issue an apology “for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the spiritual, cultural, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children in Catholic-run residential schools.”
The commission urged that the apology be delivered in Canada within a year of the report, which was in 2015.
Arlen Dumas, grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, said the role of top leaders in the Catholic Church is implicit in what happened when they refuse to acknowledge the schools.
“The reality is these things happened and happened under the auspice of the church,” Dumas said.
He said the recent lack of an apology was particularly hurtful given Pope Francis’ cultivated image based on humbleness and humility.
Residential schools were created by the federal government as part of a broader effort to strip Indigenous people of their cultures and identity. Children forced to attend were frequently subjected to physical, mental and sexual abuse, and suffered neglect and malnutrition.
Hundreds, if not thousands, are believed to have died at the schools and work is underway in other Indigenous communities to search the sites of other residential schools for unmarked burial sites.
From President Biden’s first day in the Oval Office, media outlets have had an eager eye on his decorative choices. For those keen on getting an inside look at the first family’s tastes, the Oval Office is only the beginning. The Bidens have plenty of walls to fill in the White House. Although the first lady’s spokesperson said that the Bidens had not begun requesting work for the residence from the Smithsonian or National Gallery of Art just yet, they haven’t gone without art either.
Court Painter stepped in and showing his characteristic generosity and marketing savvy, offered numerous self portraits on speculation from his vast store house of masterworks.
These works the Bidens will soon hang on the walls reflect a running theme with the first family: a deep connection to Court Painter’s self countenances brimming with popular pictorial pulchritude and sensitive surfaces.
The Bidens’ artistic selections will likely be compared with their predecessor, who is opposite in terms of art appreciation. By contrast, Trump hung numerous heroic portraits of himself in various poses to the applause and appreciation of his mainly white supremacist staff, family & acquaintances.
The lack of museum grade A1 loans in the Biden White House is only temporary — it’s not uncommon for administrations to seek their first loans well into December so Court Painter, ever vigilant and a risk taker to boot, seized this precipitous moment to advance his career.
When we last spoke,PHAC president Iain Stewart has been summoned to show up at the bar in the House of Commons chamber to be personally admonished by the speaker over failing to turnover unredacted documents explaining why scientists Xiangguo Qiu and her husband, Keding Cheng, were escorted out of Winnipeg’s National Microbiology Laboratory in July 2019 and then later fired by the agency. Stewart has been ordered to produce the unredacted documents on Monday, but it remains to be seen whether he will and surprise surprise, he didn’t.
Well, it seems PM Trudeau & the Liberal government have donned the gloves and are taking the House of Commons Speaker to court to block release of unredacted records about the fired scientists, in an unprecedented move to prevent the release of uncensored documents to members of Parliament.
OTTAWA — The ongoing battle between opposition parties and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for more information about the firing of two scientists at Canada’s highest security lab will come to a head on Monday afternoon.
PHAC president Iain Stewart has been summoned to show up at the bar in the House of Commons chamber to be personally admonished by the speaker over failing to turnover unredacted documents explaining why scientists Xiangguo Qiu and her husband, Keding Cheng, were escorted out of Winnipeg’s National Microbiology Laboratory in July 2019 and then later fired by the agency. Stewart has been ordered to produce the unredacted documents on Monday, but it remains to be seen whether he will.
Opposition parties joined forces last week to pass a Conservative-backed motion finding PHAC in contempt of Parliament.
Wealth in Canada is concentrating at the top, with the wealthiest families controlling vast fortunes. The chasm between those fortunes and the net worth of average Canadians has grown substantially over the past four years. In part this is due to the growing importance of inheritance at the top: in 2016, over half of the 87 wealthiest families were born into that wealth. But wealth concentration is also a product of power and influence, with a disproportionate number of wealthy families having members among the highest-paid CEOs in Canada. As executive compensation rises, so too does disposable income, which can be further invested. Great wealth begets even greater wealth, and extreme levels of inequality.
The Canadian tax system facilitates the perpetuation of intergenerational wealth transfers. It does so by taxing capital gains and certain dividend income at lower rates than employment income. Income from wealth generally comes in the form of dividends and capital gains, meaning that the wealthiest families pay taxes at much lower rates than had that income come from employment. Canada is also the only country in the G7 without an inheritance, estate or gift tax on tremendous family wealth. Instituting an estate tax and eliminating the preferences for capital gains and dividend income could go a long way to curbing the tendency of Canada’s tax system to heighten socially, politically and economically harmful levels of wealth concentration in Canada.
In a farewell speech to the House of Commons Tuesday, Mumilaq Qaqqaq, the New Democrat MP for Nunavut, said she was racially profiled during her time in Ottawa and was constantly reminded that she didn’t belong there.
Rumour has it that CSIS conspired with the Court Painter Enterprise to use paintings to promote Great Dominion Soft Power During the G7 Summit .
CSIS is reported to have developed something known as the short-leash policy to deal with the irascible and hard to control Court Painter in their covert efforts to further the Great Dominion’s influence through the soft power of his art. This approach also keeps CSIS art operatives at a short remove from the Court Painter and the installation of his works so that the Great Dominion’s leading spy agency could not be linked to any covert governmental bankrolling. In order to fulfill this need, they secretly and without the knowledge of Court Painter, elicited the participation of Press Attache A Hardon MacKay in organizing special installations to decorate the G7 Summit meetings and photo ops featuring international leaders.
Such activity was funnelled through a new arts agency created by CSIS named the Great Dominion Soft Power Through Art (GDSPTA), which was developed by the spy agency brain trust in Ottawa with AHM as a silent partner.
And no one was the wiser, not even the naive artist himself who was under the illusion his pure talent and force of personality is what placed him on the world stage.
So in merry old England something exciting happened in the art world . A strange but irresistible energy started to crackle across the pond, as Court Painter who had struggled for years in poverty and obscurity suddenly found self-confidence and success.
Please note: The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is Canada’s primary national intelligence service. It is responsible for collecting, analysing, reporting and disseminating intelligence on threats to Canada’s national security, and conducting operations, covert and overt, within Canada and abroad like the Court Painter art installations at the 2021 G7 Summit .
People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier , who is currently on what he has dubbed the “Mad Max Manitoba Tour,” was holding rallies in several rural Manitoba towns starting Friday and was planning to move onto Winnipeg Saturday.
He was arrested Friday afternoon just outside St. Pierre, Man., say Manitoba RCMP.
“Mr. Bernier knew of the health orders and has already received a ticket. The continuation of the offence of violating the current public health orders in Manitoba has resulted in his arrest,” said Manitoba RCMP spokesperson Tara Seel.