On the road to Indigenous reconciliation, Doug Ford takes a detour - 2019-07-13
Bad enough that Doug Ford stood up Indigenous leaders at this week's Saskatchewan summit with his fellow premiers. What's worse is how he has snubbed Indigenous people since winning power a year ago. Not merely slighting them on symbolism, but shortchanging them on substance.
Not just from the start, but non-stop. Ford set the tone at his election night victory, again at his subsequent swearing-in ceremony, and indelibly in the Speech from the Throne outlining his agenda last summer: No greetings to Ontario's Indigenous people, no acknowledgments to their land, no references to reconciliation. And now, no time to give them face time.