Aiming for “Average” Could Help Manitoba

Recently I had lunch with a knowledgeable insider colleague who lamented over Manitoba’s lacklustre economic prospects.  Brian Pallister’s new provincial government had been dealt a terrible hand.  The deficit likely exceeds a billion dollars on top of an unneeded and …

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Too Costly To Leave The Indigenous Situation As It Is

Graham Lane Despite innumerable inquiries, claimed reforms and repeated apologies, Canada’s indigenous situation remains unsettled, tragic and almost incalculably expensive. Mired in misery, far too many aboriginal people and communities remain trapped in dire situations while fundamental changes are neglected. …

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What Was Missing In the Truth and Reconciliation Report

Graham Lane In an op-ed in the Winnipeg Free Press (September 26th), Gerry Chidiac accepted without reservation the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) findings, which uncritically condemned past residential schools. The TRC Report (on the History of Indian Residential Schools) …