There is a government department that has a most unfortunate history. Every policy they have come up with has had some flaw that reveals itself. Every plan they have put together has some failing that causes it to fall apart, and eventually results in disaster. Every task, no matter how mundane, that they’ve undertaken manages to get screwed up somehow. Because of this, well, they’ve been named. It’s the department of corrections.
There was a report released recently regarding the effect that the residential school system had on native persons. Suffice it to say that cultural genocide is not an overstatement. CBC reports that on Tuesday March 7, 2017 Senator Lynn Beyak, an appointee of the Harper government, commented “she wished the commission’s report, which conducted an exhaustive six-year study of the system, had focused “on the good” aspects of the schools rather than the atrocities children faced.” I was astounded to hear of this. Clearly this Senator is entirely out of touch with the modern world. Her comments are akin to suggesting that concentration camps provided jewish people with affordable housing during the war. It’s absolutely appalling that these words would come out of the mouth of a presumably educated person.
See the original cbc report here: