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anonymous asked:

What areas of canadina politics do u think aren't discussed enough/discussed incompletely?

canada’s role in imperialism as one of the primary hosts of mining/resource extraction companies worldwide, driving people in south america, africa, and greece from their land, murdering people who resist, and devastating the environment and communities. additionally the way these companies are supported by the canadian state, and how the super-profits these companies bring back to canada provide the ‘prosperity’ and ‘wealth’ many canadians think prove our economic system is superior to those countries we ravage and exploit.

gentrification and urban land development, specifically the details of how cities restructure and redevelop for capital accumulation through planning, rather than the framework that sees gentrification as almost this organic process based on wealthy, white people flowing into neighbourhoods causing changes

i think there are plenty of issues, like resource-extraction on indigenous territory, or the canadian border system, that get discussed plenty, but even the progressive framing on them often fails to discuss it in a way that understands how corrupt and rotten the canadian state is and how the colonial state and borders are the root problem, rather than institutions temporarily behaving badly.

Abdelkrim Hassane, 41, worked as an analyst-programmer for the Quebec government. “He  had two young children who waited in vain for their father to return home,”

Azzeddine Soufiane, 57, was originally from Morocco and emigrated to Quebec City to attend  Laval University. He was known as a backbone for newly arrived Muslims. “He was almost like the president of the community. He helped and guided all the people who arrived here – students, families,” said a member of his Moroccan community group.

Khaled Belkacemi, 60, was from Algeria. He received a master’s in chemical engineer from Université de Sherbrooke and was a professor at Laval University.

Boubaker Thabti, 44, was a pharmacy worker from Tunisia who lived only 5 minutes away from the mosque. He had two children, ages 3 and 10.

Mamadou Tanou Barry, 42, and Ibrahima Barry, 39, were friends and civil-servants from Guinea that lived in the same apartment building, but were not related despite sharing the same last name. Ibrahima Barry worked for the health insurance board and had four young children, and Mamadou was an IT worker who left behind two sons.

I want every news org to put this fact front and center when writing about the shooting.