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call upon the Canada Council for the Arts to establish a strategy for Indigenous and non Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process, the commission recommended.

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went about it in completely the wrong canadian goose jacket way. They created a paternalistic policy that has had terrible results. doesn mean Macdonald role in the residential schools should be forgotten or forgiven, he said. But tearing down his statue belittles his towering contributions to Canadian history, including building the transcontinental railroad and establishing the country itself in 1867.

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