Trudeau’s Version… of Reconciliation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s appointment of Inuk leader Mary Simon as Canada’s 30th Governor General, the first Indigenous person to hold the office, says much about Trudeau and present times.

The PM has always been more about style than substance.  From his claim to being a ‘feminist’, while ditching national childcare and proportional representation, to his distant goal of carbon gas emissions reduction as he invests billions in oil and gas pipelines in the here and now, Trudeau tries to camouflage his commitment to the profit system with ‘positive’ symbolism. 

Socialist Action at No Pride in Police rally, Toronto City Hall Square on June 27

Socialist Action joined about 200 people at the No Pride in Police rally, Toronto City Hall Square on Sunday, June 27, marking the conclusion of LGBTQI+ Pride month. Indigenous, Black, feminist and other speakers highlighted ongoing struggles for social justice, with particular attention to the victims of church-run Residential Schools across the country where unmarked graves continue to be discovered.

Socialist Action and Indigenous activists demanded “De-fund the Police” at Toronto cop HQ on June 3

Socialist Action stands in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples who are grieving and re-traumatized due to the discovery of an undocumented grave at the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School (IRS) on the territory of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.  Buried there are the bodies of 215 children and youth killed at this IRS during its operation.  And it is only the tip of the iceberg.  We demand immediate implementation of all recommendations of the 2015 report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in particular the six specific Calls to Action (71-76) under the heading “Missing Children and Burial Information.”