The Atlas Network calls itself a âworldwide freedom movementâ and has nearly 500 partners, including thinktanks like the Manhattan Institute. Other powerful partners include the Cato Institute, a thinktank co-founded by Charles Koch in 1977, as well as the Heritage Foundation, which hosted a keynote speech by Donald Trump in April. Their influence on US politics includes leading campaigns to make Americans doubt if human-caused climate change is real.
Good video! It is a funny relationship. Sometimes I felt like it was being in a satellite... we get all the info but are not quite as "hands-on" as the dwellers on the terrain. But that might be changing... I always love it when I can connect with an American who has dropped their preconceptions about us... even if some of those preconceptions might have been true! ðð¤£
The Coquihalla River tore through the bridge supporting the 4-lane (and very economically important) Coquihalla Highway just upstream/east of Hope, BC like it was cardboard. I know the river and the location really well and never would have imagined such an event in a 200-year time period.
OK, maybe my situation was special. I grew up in a materially comfortable suburb of Ottawa. Riel was already treated as a Canadian hero back in the 1960s and 1970s.
Along with other notables such a Sir John A. MacDonald — one of the drunk fathers of confederation, and Norman Bethune, the hard partying doctor from Montreal who died working with Chairman Mao.
Prime minister William Lyon MacKenzie King (first half of the 20th century) is fondly remembered by some Canadians for holding seances with "Leonardo da Vinci, Wilfrid Laurier, his dead mother, his grandfather, and several of his dead dogs, as well as the spirit of the late President Roosevelt." (wiki-page)
Americans revere Great Men. Canadians revere weird characters, often with severe substance abuse issues. Quebec has a different set of heroes though Riel and Bethune are admired by many. Canadian FNs will ultimately develop their own heroes.
Mr. Pallister is the premier of the province of Manitoba which has one of Canada's largest indigenous populations in proportional terms.
Pallister does a nice justification of 'killing and taking', i.e., colonialism. Any similarity between premier Pallister and political leaders in other countries is pure coincidence. Besides, Canadians are 'nice'. Too polite to say anything and very good at forgetting quickly.