22 May 2010

Globe & Mail shocker...

...apparently Canadians no longer give a crap about their kids...Hmmm, that doesn't sound right... let's pick this apart...
Statistics Canada figures reveal that Nunavut has the highest number of infant deaths – 15.1 per 1,000 live births in 2007.

Manitoba has a high rate of infant mortality, at 7.3 per 1,000 live births in 2007, due in part to a larger aboriginal population.
And... as disturbing as that is... there appears to be a correlation with, among other things... Canadian homicide numbers.

Heck, even when nobody dies... the child welfare numbers tell an appalling tale.

Call me crazy... but maybe Canada's aboriginal communities have something to learn from the wiley white man, after all.