Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Canada's shame

"Half of First Nations children live in poverty" the headline informs us.

You only have to follow Canadian political news ever so casually to realize that such shameful statistics do not unduly concern anyone in Ottawa. Getting tough on an imaginary crime wave or promoting democracy in Iran are the sorts of issues that animate the smug dolts in power.

Poverty is the least of it. Even more scandalous are the rates of incarceration and the incidence of suicide among native young people.

In what other country would the citizenry put up with such a disgrace?

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