Big news out of Ottawa Centre. MP and Minister for Infrastructure, Catherine McKenna announced she is not running for reelection. With the seat wide open, it is already being reported that Mark Carney, the former head of the Bank of Canada and presumptive replacement for PM Trudeau may jump into the race. Is it his to have? Should elections work this way at all?
Then, we discuss the news that more Indigenous families are separated by the state today than at the height of the residential school system, and news of Canadian discoveries of mass graves has spurred the US to begin an investigation of its own residential school system. What will they find? Is a global reckoning with the atrocities of settler colonialism coming?