Decolonizing, 12 Steps

by Ryan McMahon

(This copy may vary slightly from the broadcast version.)

If I could buy Canada one gift on its 150th birthday, I’d buy it a 12-step program.

No, not that 12-step program. A 12-step program on decolonization.

In fact, if I had three wishes and a shirtless, magic genie … well, it’d be awkward. But, I’d use all three of those wishes on an effort to decolonize this country.

I don’t have a magic genie or three wishes. And herein lies the rub.

Many probably don’t even believe Canada has a history of colonialism.

This country is pretty good at ignoring its not-so-pretty past. Famously, just a few years ago, our former Prime Minister Stephen Harper said it himself.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/day6/episode-339-manchester-s-resilient-teens-thunder-bay-racism-conservative-party-crashers-reggaeton-and-more-1.4128253/ryan-mcmahon-s-12-step-guide-to-decolonizing-canada-1.4128258

 

 

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