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Canadian, retired paralegal judicial assistant & law librarian, INFJ, secular humanist, anti-fascist, anti-racist, pro-equality, pro-science & pro-choice
7 Jun
September 6, 2019, marked another win for First Nations children and their families as the Canadian Human Right Tribunal (CHRT) found that Canada wilfully and recklessly discriminated against First Nations children.
#CanadianHumanRightsTribunal
In this ruling, the CHRT ordered Canada to pay the maximum amount allowable under the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA) to compensate First Nations children, youth and families who have been harmed by the child welfare system or were denied or delayed receipt of services
due to Canada’s discriminatory implementation of #JordansPrinciple. Canada's actions since the January 2016 CHRT decision sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1500661556…
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6 Jun
The 7 Real Reasons for Laughing | Psychology Today psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hide-a…
The Power of Humor in Ideation and Creativity. Research shows that humor can help people be more creative in problem solving. | Psychology Today #laugh #laughing #laughter psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-ta…
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6 Jun
There Are No Fakes | A TVO Original Documentary. When a Norval Morrisseau painting is bought by musician Kevin Hearn, doubts about its authenticity raises controversial questions about authorship and ownership. cont'd
There Are No Fakes traces the provenance of Hearn's painting, unraveling a complex, stranger-than-fiction tale that leads to a lucrative art forgery ring in Thunder Bay. via @YouTube
#Indigenousart #NorvalMorrisseau
In 1990 #NorvalMorrisseau speaks about the House of Invention and the idea that we are all Indians in Spirit. The song, "House of Invention" is written and performed by Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies. #Indigenousart Everything is Sacred - via @YouTube
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5 Jun
1/ 2 “Here you’ve got a Liberal government and a Conservative opposition. And the whole time of the residential schools, you had Liberal governments and Conservative oppositions or Conservative governments and Liberal oppositions,” he said.
2/3 The Canadian government would be admitting that the genocide occurred by the hands of institutions that still function more or less now as they did before, MacDonald said.
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2 Jun
I'm creating a thread with videos pertaining to Canada's Indian Residential Schools and you may be surprised by some of the video sources.

Canada's Dark Secret | Featured Documentaries via @YouTube
#residentialschools
The history of residential schools in Canada can be traced as far back as the 17th century. Residential Schools in Canada: A Timeline via @YouTube
No Longer Strangers: exploring a residential school in Canada. The first residential school in Canada.
via @YouTube
#indigenouseducation
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29 May
3 Free Online Courses on #Reconciliation and #IndigenousEducation,
Aboriginal Worldviews and Education, Indigenous Canada, Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education humanrightscareers.com/magazine/3-fre…
#FreeOnlineCourses Indigenous Canada is for students from faculties outside the Faculty of Native Studies with an interest in acquiring a basic familiarity with Indigenous/non-Indigenous relationships. ualberta.ca/admissions-pro…
#IndigenousStudiesOnline (CLTR-1604) This fully online self-paced course with an introduction to the Indigenous cultural groups within #Saskatchewan. Colonization & current issues involving reconciliation, and will explore possible solutions. saskpolytech.ca/programs-and-c…
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21 May
We have a serious problem with the media in Canada. Over 120 outlets are American PostMedia outlets who publish only right leaning political articles. They downplayed the assassination attempt by the "friendly sausage maker"
All Canadians need to check the list below and confirm media bias mediabiasfactcheck.com/?s=PostMedia
Postmedia’s network of 120+ brands are found here postmedia.com/brands/
After you click into the site click all of the tabs depicted in this image
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19 May
Ottawa splash pads opening despite stay-at-home order | CBC News cbc.ca/news/canada/ot…
Vaccination waiting game continues for 18-39-year-olds. 40,000 available appointments filled up quickly Tuesday morning | CBC News cbc.ca/news/canada/ot…
#COVID19Ontariovaccinations
#COVID19update for #Ottawa on Wednesday, May 19. Ottawa Board of Trade says it will start distributing the province's first shipment of #COVID19rapidtests for employees of small businesses Tuesday, it will allow workers to be screened twice a week. cbc.ca/news/canada/ot…
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18 May
During this pandemic we all expected ALL political parties to make positive contributions to keeping us Canadians safe and financially viable. I cannot list a single unique positive contribution the CPC has made to benefit Canadians. All we have received is #CPCgaslighting &lies.
I've never been a liberal but being tone deaf to Canadian needs characterizes what CPC tweets reveal. O'Toole, Rempel and Poilievre's lies, sloganeering, gaslighting and baseless attacks on Trudeau's minority gov't clearly reveal none of those 3 have what it takes to be a PM.
1/3 The CPC have embraced Arthur Finkelstein's political strategies and engaged in negative campaigning.

“The most overwhelming fact of politics is what people do not know,”Finkelstein told college students in Prague.
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17 May
Provinces slow to use rapid tests. Just more than 4% of nearly 42M tests distributed across Canada have been used Apr 27. Feds open portal for employers to access free #COVID19rapidtests Ottawa sends rapid tests directly to businesses. May 7, 2021 #onpoli
newswire.ca/news-releases/…
Free #COVID19rapidtests for your employees #cdnpoli
Businesses and not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Please complete the following form to express your organization’s interest. canada.ca/en/public-heal…
#COVID19rapidtests can provide results in as little as 15 minutes and don’t require lab analysis. These usually take the form of antigen tests. Although rapid tests can provide quick results, they aren’t as accurate as PCR tests analyzed in a lab. healthline.com/health/how-acc…
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15 May
Why Canada could soon turn the corner in the pandemic — even if it doesn't feel like it yet. And also why it will result in a #TrudeauVaccinationWin International data signals brighter days ahead as #COVID19vaccinations pick up speed at home | CBC News cbc.ca/news/health/ca…
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22 Apr
@MapleWaterRock @jmt_18325 @NatGeoUK Rapidly spreading coronavirus variants may necessitate regular booster shots, experts say. U.S. preparing for #COVID19boostershots, as Pfizer chief says 3rd dose 'likely' needed | CBC News cbc.ca/news/health/us…
@MapleWaterRock @jmt_18325 @NatGeoUK Scientist who helped develop Pfizer-BioNTech COVID19 vaccine agrees third shot is needed as immunity wanes cnb.cx/2RNZzNL
#COVID19boostershot
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21 Apr
Ottawa City officials giving 2 p.m. #COVID19update | CBC News cbc.ca/news/canada/ot…
Key #COVID19update numbers in the #Ottawa area today | CBC News cbc.ca/news/canada/ot…
#ICUadmissions near 800 as #Ontario sees new high for #COVID19vaccinations | CBC News cbc.ca/news/canada/to…
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21 Apr
B.C. Budget 2021: B.C. projects $9.7 billion deficit as government spends on social programs, COVID-19 economic recovery. looniepolitics.com/a-budget-about… vancouversun.com/news/local-new…
Budget 2021 keeps building on the progress we've made to make life more affordable and improve the services families count on. The strategic plan sets out the overarching vision, goals and priority actions for the Province. PDF download link bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/2021/pdf/2021_…
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19 Apr
If you prefer the CBC version go to this thread
Budget 2021. A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience . View HTML version budget.gc.ca/2021/report-ra…
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