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#315 But What Does The Statue Think Of His Beheading?
The Toronto Star published a "Saturday Debate" about Egerton Ryerson's legacy that contradicted the TRC - and they knew it. And it appears a police dog's life mattered more than a Métis man's in Alberta.  Canadaland French-language correspondent Emilie Nicolas and Canadaland contributing editor Danielle Paradis take over in Jesse's absence.

Links:

  • See the photo of where Egerton Ryerson’s statue is now (Twitter banner)
  • La Converse’s piece on the nuns at St Anne (French)

This episode is supported by Dispatch Coffee and Squarespace.

CLARIFICATION (June 26, 2021, 10:38AM): Photojournalist Ian Willms has told Canadaland that he was given an unconditional release upon reaching the station, without any criminal charges, but it was not immediately clear if there was a provincial trespassing charge against him when the CAJ statement came out. Published within hours of his release, details were not yet clear at that time. Police have issued a statement clarifying that there were no charges.

CLARIFICATION (June 28, 2021, 1:45PM): This episode says the people living at the Trinity Bellwoods Park encampment were moved to temporary housing. Activists say that only some were moved to temporary housing while many have just moved do different parks. Toronto Mayor John Tory has since said “most” were offered hotel rooms; the City claims to have only moved 14 out of (by their count) 31 people, and those 14 went to “either a shelter or hotel program.”

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