This thread was adapted from a recent email from MLI Managing Director @brianleecrowley that was sent to those who have subscribed to MLI's email list. Keep up with all the latest MLI news by signing up here:
"By and large, First Nations, Metis and Inuit were not conquered but rather agreed to cooperate with newcomers," writes @kenscoates. "Though the spirit of cooperation guided Indigenous conduct, the same cannot be said of the Crown and its representatives."
"Our past, while helping to highlight areas where we can and must do better, is no reason to hang our head in shame." @brianleecrowley argues we should be thankful that "those who went before us built the foundation as solidly as they did." #cdnpoli
They have devoted their entire lives and reputations to this project. Against the overwhelming majority opinion of Canadians, they persist. They have never been right about China, not once, in their entire careers. They will never change.
"Many in Canada’s business and political elite seem to think that talking out of both sides of our mouth when it comes to China somehow represents a sophisticated and mature policy option." @cburton001 nails it: