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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 12, 2001 - To have and have not

Below are the responses of globeandmail.com visitors to a story about the differences in health care between the native community of Moose Factory and the neighboring village of Moosonee.

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

When a community like Moosonee has been unable to secure a doctor, I think that the people of remote or semi-remote communities deserve all the paid benefits that they receive from the various levels of government. When people 'in the south' make comments like, 'Why would anyone want to live in a remote community?', I would suggest that they examine the quality of their lives 'in the south'. I used to live in Moose Factory and my ex-wife who is non-Native was treated with apathy when she was pregnant in Moose Factory. That was 1969. There have been changes since then and a lot of them for the betterment of the people in the area. I wouldn't be a bit surprised when a road is punched through the muskeg to Attawapiskat because DeBeers has begun mining diamonds near the remote First Nation. How far away is a bridge to Moose Factory or a road to Cochrane? I would suggest that you examine the lesson of the James Bay Hydro project. The remote communities only acquired an all weather road when it was in the best interest of the province of Quebec to actually build one to join the coastal communities of James Bay. Why would the Moosonee/Moose Factory area be any different?
Tom Morrison

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