I am not writing a regular blog post today as it is Canada Day, marking the country’s 154th birthday.
That said, Canada has many reparations to make to the Indigenous people who lived here first, for countless generations. I was recently deeply saddened to learn of the 215 Indigenous children whose bodies were discovered on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. Even more recently, a similar discovery has been made in another part of Canada. For these reasons, it is not a time for celebration, but, instead, a time for reflection.