It happened in Salmon Arm; a father spanking his 14-year-old daughter and mom who used a skipping rope were charged with assault.
The judge ruled the parents’ actions were solely punitive and not corrective, they were degrading, and amounted to excessive corporal punishment.”
Does this surprise you?
The latest Canadian survey reveals that more than 60 per cent of us knew nothing about residential schools. And an even greater number are unaware of the “doctrine of discovery,” which legitimized this kind of behavior.
I wonder how many of us know anything about the truth and reconciliation commission which went across Canada in the past five years to discover the whole truth about residential schools? And the 94 recommendations to correct the injustices done to indigenous people?
There is a final report by Justice Murray Sinclair, released June 2, 2015.
Now we are reaping the results of how we have been treating our neighbours for the past 400 years.
Dr. Gabor Mate has spent the last 11 years working in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside to bring hope to some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
Here is scientific evidence of what we have been doing to one another.