When the September 11th terrorist attacks happened, many in this country were astonished at how quickly it took for many Canadians to reveal they secretly believed America had it coming. In fact, it seems anti-Americanism is our civic religion that we can barely conceal any longer. In this excellent collection of 15 essays, Griffiths has assembled a diverse group of writers to each present a particular area of life touching on Canadian-American relations that has been distorted by anti-Americanism.
While the government has moved to repeal legislation that historically denied Aboriginals access to the Canadian Human Rights Act, the bill still contains amendments that water down its effects, including a transitional period and an interpretive clause.
Vulnerable members of First Nation communities suffer the most from lack of disclosure of Aboriginal funding, as well as the absence of means to ensure spending actually goes to those in need.
A new clause for First Nation communities will not generate paperwork, but will allow First Nation leadership to be accountable to their members and to the public.
The study shows that Canada’s First Nations are doing better in terms of life expectancy, health and educational attainment, although progress in median income is inconsistent.
The second year of the Frontier Centre’s Aboriginal Governance Index ranks governance on 51 Manitoba First Nations and 61 in Saskatchewan based on personal interviews and surveys with band residents by Frontier’s Aboriginal Policy Fellow, Don Sandberg.