On the anniversary of the "mass grave" that wasn't: This was not a story about Indigenous people grifting the government. If anything, it was the other way around.
Terry, a simply astonishing piece. Every mainstream media editor in Canada's hair must be on fire by now. It will be a game changer. So thrilled to see this published. Trudeau unmasked!! Beauty.
Nothing, but nothing, annoys me more than that Trudeau and the Stuffed Bear Taking a Knee photo-op. It oozes insincerity and indifference from every pore. I'm surprised that Haida tattoo on Justin's shoulder didn't vomit.
I read the piece and then came back and read this as you suggested. It takes so much dedication to truth, facts, reality and allowing people to tell their own stories instead of being co-opted by some wanna be movement to do a piece like this. To open and expose yourself to vicious accusations of RS denialism or many many other things. It was such a well done, well researched piece - and I think frankly, the fact that you repeatedly said that the Tribes involved did NOT want things spread about the way they were and made a point of showing the spread of the hysteria is really going to stick in the craw of those with the most to lose.
The loss of really good journalism over the years has made people forget what good investigative fact based journalism looks like. This isn't some hand wringing emotional cry piece but a piece that makes sense (or attempts to) of the idiocy of both co-opting other peoples' narratives AND the lack of fact checking that went on in press around the world.
Thank you for all the work you put in.
In addition to being well written and thoroughly researched, your piece has a fair and measured tone. No doubt it will attract a number of hyperbolic and bombastic put downs, which should give you the satisfaction of knowing that you did a good job. Thank you very much for the time and effort that you put into this piece.
I swear that Trudeau loves every bad thing that happens in Canada and the US that allows him to put forth his own personal agenda. It sickens me. He sickens me. His followers lap it up, however.
You'll always have work, but perhaps fewer lunch invitations...
This is the best piece of investigative journalism I have read in years. I appreciate your bravery in shining some light on an issue that had grown well beyond the context of what was involved. It was shameful to see so many constituencies pervert the story to fit their political objectives.
I was so astonished by a mainstream journalist publishing factual information that I took out a paid subscription. I figure you're going to need an independent income stream because the government funded media is going to blacklist you. Thank-you for your demonstrated courage.
The fact that the Prime Minister was largely responsible for turning a falsehood into a national crisis, deliberately, should be the biggest scandal of this whole affair. F*ck Trudeau.
Excellent and quite brave article. I don't know how you got it published the Post is pretty PC on aboriginal issues. One small quibble, Dr. Bryce is not quite the saint he's made out to be (although he was well intentioned). He actually recommended that all Native students be required to attend residential schools (whereas, the majority of native students have always attended day school). Anyway, I tripped over Dr. Bryce doing some research on Sir John A and wrote a piece on Bryce you might find interesting. https://c2cjournal.ca/2021/11/everybodys-favourite-dead-white-male-the-mysterious-resurrection-and-celebration-of-dr-peter-henderson-bryce/
There was talk of celebrating the centennial of Bryce's pamphlet. I haven't heard any such talk since my article came out.
Thanks. Will read.
If I was to post this on my feed I'm confident hate would follow. Accusations of racism and more. Gutsy article. Well done.
Excellent work Terry, I'm so glad I subscribed to "The Real Story". Investigative factual reporting.... what a concept!!
Excellent work Mr. Glavin.
My question, that you may answer tomorrow, is to what degree our federal government has decided the only way to govern such a large and multicultural nation is via divide and rule?
It seems our divisions are being intentionally highlighted to the detriment of national unity. The Brits used this method in India extensively after the locals rebelled in 1857. It's hard not to conclude the same is being applied to Canada at the moment?
I guess tomorrow will help fill in the gaps?
Terry is was an excellent article! I think Canadians needed to hear this true story! 👏
Well-researched and written article. It does appear that some politicians have used this issue for their own benefit. I think Martin Lukacs explains the "Trudeau Formula" very accurately.