Every year, the United Nations ranks countries around the world using the Human Development Index, a measure that compares life expectancy, literacy, education and standard of living.Today, meanwhile, in the never-ending race to reaffirm that... violent protest is a legitimate political solution... the Ontario fiberals bent over and grabbed their ankles, yet again.
The index typically ranks Canada near the top.
But after hearing comments from aboriginal leaders that Canada's high ranking ignored the plight of their communities, Cooke and his fellow researchers decided to use the index to get a rough idea of how the gap between aboriginals and non-aboriginals has changed between 1990 and 2001 -- and how Canada compares internationally.
They found that not only did Canadian aboriginals score the highest of the four countries studied, they were virtually tied with New Zealand for making the most progress in catching up to the mainstream during the study period.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Bryant... today summed up the Liberals entire philosophy of his government's dealings with the native community... by handing over Ipperwash Provincial Park to the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation.
Said Bryant... "We're all in the same canoe."
Geez, Michael... you really think so?
You might just wanna ask the townspeople of Caledonia how they feel about that.
RELATED: Of course, let's bring race into it...
Mr. Simon, and all of his fans, would like to hear an apology, especially since it smacks of stereotyping," added the National Chief.I love it... the guy who "kicked somebody with a skate"... has hurt feelings.
(h/t reader John)