Tag Archives: Government Discrimination

‘Government Playing Favourites’


Looks like we not only have the government discriminating again, but also some political insider favouritism: 

“After the federal fisheries minister announced a new licence for an important clam fishery would be awarded to a partnership of ‘indigenous’ groups from across Atlantic Canada, the government is facing fresh criticism over how it awarded the licence, and for the ‘Liberals’ ties to the winning bidder. Continue reading ‘Government Playing Favourites’

‘Illegal Protests Bring Results’


Government should never reward illegal protest. It invites more of the same and encourages disrespect for the law. As well, the federal government needs to remind aboriginal leadership that the waters off B.C.’s coast are Canada’s territorial waters…

“Talks with senior B.C. government officials were prompted by {illegal} fish-farm occupations last fall.”

“A B.C. provincial advisory council is recommending that fish farm companies be required to have agreements in place with local ‘First Nations’ {‘aboriginal communities’} before the province approves any new or replacement tenures…

“Protesters have {illegally} occupied multiple fish farms in the Broughton Archipelago over the past year {See below}, claiming they are operating in ‘First Nations’ ‘traditional territories’ without their consent.
{These, of course, are Canadian territorial waters…} Continue reading ‘Illegal Protests Bring Results’

‘Race Based Taxation in Ontario’


The fiscally-challenged Ontario government has for some time provided an OFF-RESERVE (anywhere in the province) provincial sales tax exemption for anyone with an aboriginal ‘status’ card (No figures are available on what this annually costs the Ontario government and taxpayers). ERBLRaceBasedTaxationInOntario800x800From an Ontario Ministry of Finance page:

‘Ontario ‘First Nations’ Point-of-Sale Exemptions’

“The Ministry of Finance is experiencing an increase in the number and size of refund applications related to the Ontario HST Refund for ‘First Nations’. Processing of these refund applications is taking longer than the ministry’s service standard of 40 business days. Thank you for your patience as we continue to process these claims in an expedient manner.” Continue reading ‘Race Based Taxation in Ontario’