By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:
Photo credit: universitypost.dk
This week six courageous “Journey of Nishiyuu” Aboriginal youth arrived in Ottawa after walking 1 600 kilometres from Whapmagoostui on Hudson Bay in northern Quebec. They’d hoped to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. In a gesture like to further galvanize the popular view that Harper doesn’t care for the Aboriginal peoples in Canada, the prime minister traveled to Toronto where he welcomed two Chinese Pandas.
Harper prioritized the Chinese pandas over Aboriginal issues.
by Chanda Chevannes | Troy Media
Last week I attended the Toronto theatrical premiere of Herman’s House, a thought-provoking documentary written and directed by Angad Singh Bhalla. This Canadian film tells the story of an artistic collaboration between Jackie Sumell and Herman Wallace. Sumell is a multidisciplinary artist from New York. Wallace is a Black Panther from Louisiana who has been in solitary confinement for 40 years.
Vic Toews (Photo credit: mostlyconservative)
A Canadian Christian priest has condemned the Harper Conservative government for its “bigoted decision” to cancel the contracts of non-Christian chaplains at federal prisons. Father Malcolm French, a priest with the Anglican Church of Canada, says the decision is an “assault on religious freedom.”
On Thursday, the CBC News reported that Public Safety minister Vic Toews had announced that the federal government was “cancelling the contracts of non-Christian chaplains at federal prisons.” As a result, “inmates of other faiths, such as Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jews, will be expected to turn to Christian prison chaplains for religious counsel and guidance.”