Racism in Politics? Mulcair believes this must end
by Jade Fulton on September 16, 2015 - 12:37pm
In the article ‘’It’s about racism’’, posted on CBC news on August 20th, 2015, discusses political tensions within the different parties concerning a racial issue in particular. The main person involved is Tomas Mulcair, the newest leader of the NDP. The author explains that Mulcair believes there was unfairness when looking at a homicide case of an aboriginal woman that occurred in August 2014. Mulcair declared a ‘’Rally for Change’’, where he wants to persuade people that all races are equal. The homicide was of Tina Fontaine, who was murdered at the age of 15 years old and was found in the Red River. Mulcair finds this racial issue important, since aboriginals are often neglected and face many different situations of injustice, especially women. It upsets Mulcair even more that no arrests or charges were made concerning this case. The author therefore comes to conclude that with Canada becoming a multicultural society, is it important to recognize what has happened before we became this way, and the steps we have taken towards becoming a more open society. Mulcair wants to help the aboriginal community, rather than excluding them and continue leaving them out of the ‘’group’’.