Last week, the Associated Press ditched the demeaning and exclusionary term “illegal immigrant”. Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in 2011, responded with: “It was inevitable. It was just a matter of time.”
The New York Times called the AP decision “bold” and announced that it, too, is now reconsidering the term. That’s according to Margaret Sullivan, the Times’ public editor.
A quest undertaken by the youth of Great Whale to solidify the traditional bonds between First Nations
By: Chief Stan George
Journey of Nishiyuu. Facebook Photo
Accompanied by one experienced guide, 6 youths from the community of Great Whale, located in Northern Quebec on the shores of Hudson’s Bay, have commenced a sacred quest that is intended to unite the different First Nations of Canada.
They will walk from Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuaraapik to Parliament Hill in Ottawa, a journey totalling over 1500 kilometres, to deliver a strong message to other First Nations across Canada that the Cree Nation of Quebec are not sell-outs but true keepers of their language, culture, traditions and, more importantly today, that the Cree Nation continues to respect the sacred laws of our ancestors.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has made it clear his government will not reopen the abortion debate. But Stephen Woodworth, the Conservative MP for Kitchener Centre wants to reverse course. And force Parliament to enact a law that supposedly extends “human rights” to unborn children.
In a statement released to the press yesterday, Woodworth claims:
“Canadian law provides no human rights protection whatsoever for children before the moment of complete birth. This means that in Canada a child is legally considered to be sub-human while his or her little toe remains in the birth canal, even if he or she is breathing.”
The emotive language of human rights, again. Of course there’s no better way to force open the emotive abortion debate. Before we succumb to this attempt at mass political emotional manipulation, the truth: This is about Conservatives and their pro-life, anti-women position. Period.
The late comedian, George Carlin, saw it coming:
Pro-life Conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don’t wanna know about you.