MNN. Dec. 10, 2013. Canada created the apartheid model in South Africa. Ambiguous Champion explains, “South African officials regularly came to Canada to examine reserves set aside for First Nations, following colleagues who had studied residential schools in earlier parts of the century.” The “pass system” criminalizing the movement of the Black people was based on the Canadian government’s “pass system” forced on Indigenous people until recently. Most totalitarian regimes were started and funded by the shareholders of the Corporations of CANADA and UNITED STATES to implement “apartheid” legislation modeled after the Indian Act. Apartheid is a system of racial segregation against the natural people of the land.
Harper is in South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s funeral as the CEO of a corporation masquerading as a country. Canada still refuses to follow the 1948 “Convention on the Crime and Punishment of Genocide”. Canada opposed signing onto the Nov. 30, 1973 “Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid”. Canada invented apartheid with the Indian Act and the modern legal definition of genocide.
Canada publicly opposed the racist system while doing business with the white rulers of South Africa.
Pierre Trudeau’s government (1968-1984) sympathized with the apartheid regime. Canadian companies were heavily invested in South Africa, enjoying the benefits of cheap black labor. In October 1982 Trudeau helped Western powers gain the 51.9 percent vote needed to support South Africa’s application for a billion-dollar IMF credit. Canada argued that foreign investment brought progressive ideas! In 1986 Canada finally implemented economic sanctions but continued trading.
Trudeau publicly supported the international arms embargo against South Africa, but did not enforce it. Canadian-government financed weapons were sold to South Africa. Canadair sold amphibious water bombers for internal troop-lift operations. In the early 1970s the Montréal Gazette discovered that the RCMP trained South African police in para-military liaison and intelligence gathering.
Canada’s relationship with the African National Congress ANC was hostile. Ottawa wanted a guarantee that ANC would follow pro-capitalist policy. Ottawa wanted an IMF planning mission to “get things right” to promote the private sector. In other words, to allow the continuance of apartheid and genocide for the benefit of private profit.
We all want equality, a voice and freedom. Jimi Hendrix sings about “freedom”. “Right on, straight ahead/Stay up and straight ahead/Freedom/So I can live it/Freedom/So I can turn around and give it/Freedom/So I can live it”. Jimi Hendrix. “Freedom”!
Yves Engler. “Canada’s Role in Apartheid Struggle”.
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