Both sides have a choice: politicize and drive wedges, or lower the temperature and bring people together. Weaponize the debate or bring more people on to the side of combating division, supremacy, and phobias. It’s that simple.
Far right anti-immigration groups, pictured on Dec. 8, 2018, on Parliament Hill, protested against Canada signing the UN Global Compact For Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration, along with 167 countries. Demonstrators were met by counter protesters who were advanced upon by Parliamentary Protective Services and RCMP officers. The Hill Times photograph Andrew Meade
'The Correctional Service of Canada continues to take a number of preventative measures to restrict the spread of COVID-19 in federal institutions,' according to the office of Public Safety Minister Bill Blair.
'We are dealing with an administration that is both very unpredictable, very much America first, [and] not long-term thinking in terms of its relationship with its allies,' says former diplomat Michael Kergin.