Residential School Apology

Harper's Top Seven Successes in Seven Years

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

This week marks seven years since Stephen Harper was first elected Prime Minister of Canada. The Harper Administration has been described as a dark cloud, but it does boast a silver lining. A thin one. Perhaps the Prime Minister should reassess his criteria and/or consider these seven success stories as feathers in his conservative cap.

Should Canada Say It's Sorry More Often?

Mitch Miyagawa | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Miyagawa

Every May 26, Australia has a National Sorry Day to remember the forcible removal of Aboriginal children from their homes. Why not a day of sorrow and acknowledgment for those that have suffered past racist and discriminatory actions for the sake of our national interest?

Smile Like You Mean it, Prime Minister

Romeo Saganash | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada Politics
Romeo Saganash

When Prime Minister Harper issued the apology for residential schools, he promised to forge a new relationship with Aboriginal Canadians. Well, we have our apology and the new relationship that was promised has yet to appear. In fact, the Conservatives have drastically cut Aboriginal health and food programs while knowing full well that Aboriginal people across Canada are struggling with these issues.

Time to Apologize for Komagata Maru

Senator Mobina Jaffer | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Senator Mobina Jaffer

The Komagata Maru incident occurred during a time in Canadian history where there was a deep-seated prejudice against minorities and immigrants. NDP MP Jasbir Sandhu's motion today urged the Government of Canada to officially apologize in Parliament to the South Asian community in the House of Commons. I commend him.

A 7-Year-Old Aboriginal Girl's Battle to Tell the Truth at School

Chelsea Vowel | Posted 06.03.2012 | Canada
Chelsea Vowel

Seven-year-old Ruby wanted to do a class presentation about Indian residential schools, but was informed by her teacher the topic was inappropriate. Ruby's parents sat with their daughter and talked about what happened. Ruby usually loved school, but she started saying that she didn't want to go back.