Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Stephen Harper really seems to have it out for sociology. In 2013, in response to an alleged plot against a VIA train, Harper remarked that we should not “commit sociology,” but pursue an anti-crime approach. And last week, in response to the death of Tina Fontaine, Harper argued that an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women is not needed, because this is not a “sociological phenomenon” but simply a series of individual crimes.
While the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is in South Africa to honour the life of Nelson Mandela, native leaders in this country say there are comparisons to be drawn between apartheid and Canada’s treatment of indigenous people.