Stephen Harper’s contention that a national inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women is not needed because these crimes aren’t a “sociological phenomenon” is simply wrong — and woe
ON THE CAR RADIO, the weather report was aptly apocalyptic. Environment Canada had just issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Toronto, and already the sky north of the city had turned an ominous charcoal. Even the most cynical Hollywood scriptwriter couldn’t have dreamed up a more fitting scene-setter as a stream of cars turned into a parking lot tucked behind the Loblaws superstore at Eglinton Avenue and Don Mills Road in search of a more precise forecast on just when to expect Armageddon.
By ARI BERMAN
August 30, 2011 7:40 PM ET
A voter casts his ballot during the primary elections in Virginia
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Editorial: Inherent right
Published: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 10:49 AM PST
Tla'Amin (Sliammon) First Nation community members are condemning the federal government for stalling their final treaty agreement. Chief negotiators reached a deal in June 2010, but the federal government has not signed off on it, which means Tla'Amin has not been able to start its ratification process.