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A Contradiction in terms? When I started public school in 1936 at the beginning of class we sang the national anthem “God Save The King” and recited the “Lord’s Prayer”. Canada was a secular nation, but for all practical purposes a Christian secular nation. Nobody minded! Jewish families with very few exceptions accepted the status Continue Reading


Bill Kniatt, a minister of Indian and Northern Affairs in the 1980`s, responding to the continuing welfare dependency in many aboriginal communities responded “What would you suggest in an isolated locale, without markets, without resources, without an industrial base and without economic opportunities. You try as best you can to provide a social safety net, Continue Reading