Tag Archives: Native Canadian

First Peoples Deserve More than Victoria Day Second Billing

By Jason Menard

Their hearts are in the right place, but their heads? The on-line petition requesting that Victoria Day — a 168-year tradition — be changed to include Canada’s native population is well-intentioned, but misguided.

After all, our First Peoples deserve better than second billing. Continue reading

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Finding the Right Steps in the White Guy Linguistic Jig

By Jason Menard

I’m all in favour of using appropriate language. I also strongly believe that the words we choose can harm – and that we should never be careless with our speech. Unfortunately, I hate the White Guy Linguistic Jig that it can sometimes create.

It’s not restricted to white guys, of course. But we’re just so darn good at it! Continue reading