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Canada's Apartheid, by John Stackhouse
Stories
Introduction
  Nov. 3

Welcome to Harlem on the Prairies
  Nov. 3 (Saskatoon, SK)

Crystal's choice: The best of both worlds
  Nov. 5 (Mississauga, ON)

How the Mi'kmaq profit from fear
  Nov. 6 (Cape Breton, NS)

The healing power of hockey
  Nov. 7 (The Pas, MB)

Norma Rae of the Okanagan
  Nov. 8 (Westbank, BC)

Comic genius or 'niggers in red face'?
  Nov. 9 (Regina, SK)

Praying for a miracle
  Nov. 10 (Lac Ste. Anne, AB)

To have and to have not
  Nov. 12 (Moosonee, ON)

Trouble in paradise
  Nov. 19 (Tofino, BC)

A cut of the action
  Nov. 26 (Wabigoon, ON)

The young and the restless
  Dec. 3 (Ashern, MB)

The wireless warrior's digital dream
  Dec. 10 (Ottawa,ON)

'Everyone thought we were stupid'
  Dec. 14 (Salluit, QC)

First step: End the segregation
  Dec. 15 (Last in the series)

 
Have your say: Reader responses

November 6, 2001 - How the Mi'kmaq profit from fear

Below are the responses of globeandmail.com visitors to a story about how the Membertou band of Cape Breton signed a deal with a multinational mining company over land they didn't actually control.

To contribute your thoughts, please go to the main have your say page.

If special status creates a system whereby educated natives, like lawyer Mr. Christmas, can cry "native rights" and be placated every time with special deals and preferential treatment in perpetuity, then no! It is a disgrace that he and other band members cut themselves a piece of the mining pie profits', while "successfully" squashing environmentalists from the WWF and Sierra Club, who were trying to protect old growth forests and animal inhabitants, but were broad-sided by the powerful lobbying skills of an omnipotent native bay street wheeler who knows how to seal a corporate deal worth millions. It is a direct conflict of interest for Mr. Christmas and friends to set up and control a research institute to then oversee environmental studies of the mining operation, in which they have a direct economic interest. How convenient for them and how sad for the beaver.
M. Baumberg
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