Time is no excuse for our past sins

As a Canadian child, I was taught to celebrate the Fathers of Confederation, in particular John A. MacDonald, our first prime minister. As a Catholic child, I was taught to celebrate the missionaries who helped to build and educate this country, who opened the first hospitals and schools. Later on, as a student in the UofA Women’s Studies department, I was taught to celebrate the champions of women’s rights, people like Canada’s Famous Five — Nellie McClung, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, and Irene Parlby — who campaigned Read More …