Sunday, 11 December 2011

Canadian Not So Pacific

James Mackay and Niigonwedom James Sinclair describe the baleful condition of the Canadian First Nations.

In September, Iran condemned Canada for violating the hunting, fishing and other rights of various Aboriginal peoples. Those rights were guaranteed by the British (not the Canadian) Crown, which was why a body of Labour MPs voted against Thatcher's legislation to pre-empt impending courtroom defeats on both sides of the Atlantic by cutting Canada's last constitutional ties to the Parliament of the United Kingdom, thereby removing those guarantees.

But without the Queen in principle and a body of Labour MPs, Old Left and Old Labour Right, in practice, on whom can those Aboriginal peoples now call? Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Thank you, Maggie.

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