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  1. Another solution I could see is to simply abrogate the language requirements of the Packaging and Labelling Act. You don't label it in my language, I won't buy your product, simple as that. I think the Chief's real intent was to say that what the law applies to one, it must apply to all. There could be many ways of conforming to that principle.
  2. Excerpt from the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide: "Article II: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: ( a ) Killing members of the group; ( b ) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; ( c ) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; ( d ) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; ( e ) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group." Every one of these points applies to the residential school system, each to varying degrees.
  3. There were at least 2000 confirmed and it's believed it might have been closer to 3000. And that just deals with ( a) above. Then there are all the other actions that were taken.
  4. There were at least 2000 confirmed and it's believed it might have been closer to 3000. And that just deals with ( a) above. Then there are all the other actions that were taken.
  5. While official bilingualism blocks them to access to the jobs they need to pay those taxes?
  6. Excerpt from the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide: "Article II: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: ( a ) Killing members of the group; ( b ) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; ( c ) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; ( d ) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; ( e ) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group." The label fits.
  7. http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/aboriginal/cultural-genocide-label-for-residential-schools-has-no-legal-implications-expert-says-1.3110826
  8. I read it as being parallel to holocaust denial. On the matter of cultural genocide, that does not exist on international law sinse the Canadian and other governments had rejected it. On the plus side though, genocide itself was worded broadly enough that it could be called genocide. But to not hurt the feelings of proud Euro-Canadians too much, we call it cultural genocide.
  9. As far as I'm concerned, second language instruction ought to be compulsory, but it should leave it up to the school to decide what second language to teach and to the student to choose the one in which he wants to be tested. In faxt, ideally Canada's official language would be a common second language, thus making all Canadians bilingual.
  10. “In order to educate the children properly we must separate them from their families. Some people may say that this is hard but if we want to civilize them we must do that.”Hector Langevin, Minister of Public Works under John A. MacDonald Yes, other linguistic communities suffered too, bUT nothing compared to those who went to residential schools.
  11. "Recommendations made in this report followed the examinations of hundreds of children; but owing to the active opposition of Mr. D.C. Scott, and his advice to the then Deputy Minister, no action was taken by the Department to give effect to the recommendations made." Dr. P.H. Bryce, A National Crime, 1920
  12. Some did not return in the summer month, being kept to work on the school farm instead to produce food for the following year.
  13. Only because of a lack of funding. And even those in day school suffered active suppression of their languages too.
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