Racist incident in Halifax on Canada Day


in Canada, History, Politics

In a disturbing development, a Mi’kmaq ceremony in Halifax on Canada Day intended to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women was interrupted by what CTV News called “a U.S.-based ultra-conservative fraternity-like group that believes in reinstating a spirit of Western chauvinism during an age of globalism and multiculturalism”. The CBC has a primer on the “Proud Boys”.

Two members of the Canadian Navy allegedly took part in the incident, which occurred at a statue of Edward Cornwallis, a military officer who issued a bounty for the scalps of Mi’kmaq people in 1749. Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan condemned the group’s actions via Facebook.

Subsequent news coverage has been fairly encouraging:

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. July 8, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Five false things right-wing provocateur Gavin McInnes said in a CBC interview

The founder of an organization whose members interrupted an Indigenous ceremony used a CBC interview to spread misinformation about the history of the Mi’kmaq people

. July 15, 2017 at 2:38 pm

‘Offensive and disgraceful’: Protesters cheer as City of Halifax shrouds Cornwallis statue

Mayor Mike Savage says veil is a temporary measure, will be removed after demonstration

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