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An Ontario mayor has linked his town’s issues to colonialism. Will it make a difference?

Posted by OAHSadmin on June 4, 2019
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By Jon Thompson – June 3, 2019
SIOUX LOOKOUT — There’s a homelessness crisis in a northwestern Ontario town, and the mayor says he can’t solve it. That’s because, according to him, it takes more than local government to solve a centuries-old issue. On May 6, Mayor Doug Lawrance sent a letter to the provincial and federal governments explaining that homelessness, addiction, and mental-health issues in his town are “a direct and consequential result” of European colonialism and are therefore beyond his abilities to handle. Read entire article here.

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