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Why does Ontario government establish skin colour as a criterion for financial support?

What is happening to Canada? We welcome people from all over the world with the idea that we become Canadians. And then we sub-divide. In the call of our Prime Minister to be proud of our diversity, he is doing his best to divide us up into groups; each demanding special treatment.

Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, announced on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 a four-year, $47 million plan to support 10,800 Black children, youth and their families in schooling, postsecondary education and employment, as well as those in conflict with the law.

Black? What is black? Who defines who is black? By the colour of the skin? Of the parents? Or grandparents? How far back in genealogy will the government go?

This reminded me of the Nuremberg Laws regarding Jews. A Jew was anyone who had three or four Jewish grandparents, whether they identified as a Jew or not. Or our Native people. How far back to we go to decide if one is native?

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About Diane Weber Bederman

Diane Weber Bederman
Diane Weber Bederman is a multi-faith, hospital trained chaplain who lives in Ontario, Canada, just outside Toronto; She has a background in science and the humanities and writes about religion in the public square and mental illness on her blog: The Middle Ground:The Agora of the 21st Century. She is a regular contributor to Convivium: Faith in our Community. " Diane Weber Bederman is the author of the book "Back to the Ethic:Reclaiming Western Values" (https://www.amazon.com/Back-Ethic-Reclaiming-Western-Values/dp/1927618053) copyright dianebederman.com

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