Want to start reconciling with First Nations? Expand the Senate

The tragedy of hundreds of First Nations’ children dying in the care of government residential schools run by the Catholic Church has captured the world’s attention — colonialism’s shameful and bitter legacy.

But, together with the nomination of Mahmud Jamal to the Supreme Court of Canada, the scrutiny has highlighted the difficulties of addressing systemic racism and achieving reconciliation.

This country, in many ways, just can’t get it right.

After 154 years, Ottawa has yet to appoint a First Nations person to the nation’s highest court — worse, the Liberals erected another hurdle in 2016 by making bilingualism a requirement.

They didn’t mean Cree and English.

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