on: Pointless in-Fighting, by Andreas Zumach
Your article suggests that Canada boycotted the Geneva conference because it might be subject to criticism over its treatment of its aboriginals. Some clarification is in order. Canada does have unacceptable levels of poverty, drug addiction, and crime among its aboriginal people. At the same time, billions of tax dollars each year are directed toward the aboriginal community; sufficient funds, in fact, to enable each aboriginal Canadian to live at a lifestyle level well above the Canadian average – if the money were to reach them.
The problem is that hundreds of millions disappear into the bureaucracy that administers the department, and most of the balance of the funds goes to the ...More