Tagged Canada

Anti-LGBTQ artists headline Edmonton Reggae Festival

By Fabian Mayer, July 7 2015 — All three acts set to headline the Edmonton Reggae Festival are known for incorporating homophobic remarks or lyrics into their performances. Queen Ifrica, Capleton and I Wayne have all made homophobic comments or performed songs encouraging violence against the LGBTQ community. Queen Ifrica made statements praising heterosexual marriage…

U of C scientists among those urging a moratorium on oil sands development

By Fabian Mayer, June 18 2015 — Oil sands development must stop. That was the message of 100 Canadian and American academics who signed a letter sent to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of Parliament last week. Climatologists, biologists, economists and political scientists from across North America signed the letter. Biology professor Mary Reid…

Commission urges universities to aid in aboriginal reconciliation

By Fabian Mayer, June 11 2015 — The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its report on Canada’s residential school program last week. The report made 94 recommendations on how to improve the relationship between Canada’s aboriginal population and broader society. Several of the recommendations were related to post-secondary education. University of Calgary provost Dru…

Reconciliation includes knowledge

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Report is a 382-page document that neatly summarizes the worst atrocities committed by the Canadian government. Residential schools almost destroyed indigenous civilization in Canada. By outlawing important aboriginal social traditions and forcibly removing children from their families, Canada enacted a cultural genocide against the indigenous peoples that live here. It…

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