Make no mistake, this is not a conservation issue, it is an issue of environmental racism by the denial of Indigenous rights, underscored by the violence necessary to enforce white supremacy.
Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller and Public Safety Minister Bill Blair speak to reporters in the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Oct. 19 about the conflict between Indigenous and commercial lobster fishers in Nova Scotia. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
CALGARY—Land acknowledgements are the kind of performances Canadians love to engage in that substitute platitudes for justice. And now the feces have hit the fan.
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The special committee was created through a Conservative motion that was backed by the Liberals, Bloc, and NDP. Nearly half of the members of the committee are members of the International Trade Committee.