ROBERT WRIGHT

Crisis, What Crisis?

More history, less hysteria

Conflicts and Wars

There are no degrees of separation between Prof Niigaan Sinclair, Adrienne Clarkson, and John Ralston Saul.  All three are directors of the citizens' group 6 Degrees, which sponsored Sinclair's op-ed in yesterday's Globe.  Sinclair believes that "European-based nation-states" like Canada are driven by "a delusional sense of racial, cultural, and social uniformity ... that always ends in violence and genocide." He is fed up with the Trudeau Liberals—and with Canadians more generally—for failing "to recognize Indigenous nations for what we are," warning of "conflicts and wars" if the country stays on its current "neoliberal" path. We well know that Saul shares these views.  But where does former Governor General Clarkson stand?