"The Rise of woman; the rise of the nation."
This morning in Yellowknife, at least a 100 women, men and children braved the -20C weather to March in protest of what has been going on in Washington. They marched to affirm the Charter of Rights in Canada which encompasses LGBTQIA rights, Indigenous rights, Immigrant rights, Worker's rights, Disability rights and Environmental justice. "Women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights."
"We believe that our Charter Rights are our birthright, including freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, freedom of thought, freedom of belief and expression, freedom of the press, and freedoms of peaceful assembly and association. These freedoms are inherent, in addition to being enshrined in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms - every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, gender, age or mental or physical disability."
I do not think the politics of hate and intolerance will be successful in this country, but we have to be vigilant.