Authentic action will include the public recognition that Canada is built on legislated racism, and the significant work to do better. We can’t have one without the other.
Indigenous demonstrators, pictured in Ottawa on Feb. 24, 2020. This is about the risks that Indigenous people face in driving while brown, walking down the street while brown, shopping while brown, being sick while brown. We don't want yet another study on racism, which will cost who knows how much time and money and no action, writes Rose LeMay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—It’s been five years into reconciliation and there’s been a lot of talk and not enough action. It’s time to start naming performative action as the barrier to real change.
People. Policy. Politics. This is an exclusive subscriber-only story.
He faced potential expulsion last year during the leadership race over comments he made that appeared to question whether chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, who is of Asian descent, was a pawn of China.
'I hope that intelligence and security officials in Canada learned after what they saw in the U.S. and can make sure something like that does not happen here,' says Ottawa-turned-Washington correspondent Richard Madan.
With Garneau's appointment as foreign affairs minister, the 'big message' to Biden in Washington is 'we have somebody here who can work with you' and who 'understands you,' says Carleton professor Fen Olser Hampson.
'Knowing that you won't get too many seats in the West, [Prime Minister Justin Trudeau] can turn around and say, ‘Well, I did everything I could to get the project going forward,' ' says a former diplomat.