A Brief Canada Day Note from Doug Draper at NAL
Posted July 1st. 2021 on Niagara At Large
This Canada Day offers us an opportunity to reflect on what we should be proud of as a country and, yes, on past injustices and shames, with a resolve to confront them and make sure they never happen again.
It is also a time to confront the challenges we face in Canada today –
- An obscene, ever-widening education, job and wage gap that has put the dream of owning a home and living the good life out of reach for many of our children; the flaws in a system of democracy that makes it too easy for governments at all levels to connive and to hide information and what they are really up to the detriment of everything our Canadian forefathers and foremothers fought for in past war;
- A corporate takeover of once-proud local news outlets that has gutted news-gathering resources to the advantage of the bad rascals in our communities;
- And the weakening of environmental and conservation protection programs desperately need to preserve what’s left of our natural heritage and address a climate emergency that is already costing and doing billions of dollars of damage to communities across our country.
With all of that and more in mind, I give you a video made for Canada Day last year by a group called Revv52 from Calgary, Alberta that seems just as relevant, if not more, for Canada Day 2021. It was shared Fiona McMurran of Welland, a long-time reader and supporter of Niagara At Large.
To watch and hear it, click on the screen immediately below –
To read another recent NAL post on Canada Day 2021, click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2021/06/30/this-canada-day-should-be-a-day-of-reflection/ .
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