AUSTRALIA LEADS, CANADA FOLLOWS

Peter Shawn Taylor, editor-at-large of Maclean’s, examines similarities between Canada and Australia’s colonial experiences:

What do Australia and Canada have in common? Both are modern multicultural societies borne of British roots. Both are heavily reliant on resources and trade. Both have a passion for globally obscure professional sports. Both are largely empty in the middle. It’s a long list.

Here’s another: both display the same worrisome tendency to misrepresent past wrongs done to Indigenous people in order to exaggerate present-day feelings of guilt and shame. In this case, however, Australia has a significant head start on its northern cousin.

Read the whole thing. 

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