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Un groupe interpelle Québec sur la stérilisation forcée de femmes autochtones

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Dans une lettre envoyée à Espaces autochtones lundi matin, le groupe dénonce le « silence » et le « déni » du gouvernement du Québec dans ce dossier.

« Le gouvernement du Québec perpétue ainsi une attitude coloniale qui caractérise les instances gouvernementales qui se ferment les yeux et les oreilles sur des enjeux cruciaux et aussi importants que la santé, le mieux-être et les droits fondamentaux de ces peuples », peut-on y lire.

Des cas allégués de stérilisation forcée de femmes autochtones ont été recensés dans l’histoire récente du pays en Alberta, en Saskatchewan, au Manitoba, en Ontario et dans les territoires.

Si aucun cas n’est connu au Québec, c’est en raison du manque de recherche sur la question, croit Suzy Basile, professeure à l’École d’études autochtones de l’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, l’une des signataires de la lettre.

« On a entendu parler de familles qui ont des soupçons, mais on tombe dans un sujet tellement intime, il faudrait mener des entrevues formelles », affirme-t-elle dans une entrevue à Radio-Canada.

Ça prend une recherche en bonne et due forme faite dans un contexte autochtone.

Suzy Basile, professeure à l’École d’études autochtones de l’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

La Presse canadienne rapportait jeudi que Québec avait refusé l’invitation d’Ottawa de participer un groupe de travail responsable d’examiner la situation de la stérilisation forcée ainsi que la compétence culturelle en matière de santé.

En décembre, la ministre de la Santé, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, et la ministre des Services aux Autochtones, Jane Philpott, ont écrit une lettre aux provinces, aux territoires et à des intervenants du réseau pour proposer la création d’un groupe à ce sujet. Une première rencontre doit avoir lieu en mars.

« Le gouvernement est hypersensible à la question, mais aucun cas n’a été répertorié au Québec », justifie l’attaché de presse de la ministre de la Santé du Québec, Alexandre Lahaie, à Radio-Canada. Il souligne par ailleurs que le gouvernement est en discussion constante avec les Premières Nations au sujet de « d’autres enjeux » et que la santé est une compétence provinciale.

La santé des Autochtones relève toutefois du gouvernement fédéral, souligne de son côté Mme Basile.

« Le gouvernement fédéral conserve une compétence sur la santé autochtone, soulève-t-on dans la lettre, et, puisque le problème est pancanadien, les provinces doivent unir leurs forces pour y mettre un terme. »

Santé Canada n’a pas commenté le refus de Québec de participer au groupe de travail.

Pour sa part, la sénatrice ontarienne Yvonne Boyer, auteure d’une étude sur la stérilisation forcée, a affirmé à La Presse canadienne qu’il s’agissait d’une occasion perdue pour le Québec. Elle a dit espérer que la province changera d’idée à ce sujet.

Avec des informations de La Presse canadienne

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List of Tourist Attractions Open Now in Ottawa

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With Ontario now in Step 3 of 2021 three-step plan for reopening, museums and other indoor attractions are allowed to reopen with capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity indoors and 75 per cent capacity outdoors.

Here is a list of Ottawa attractions you can visit starting July 16th.

Do remember to wear masks and buy tickets in advance.

Parliament Hill

Parliament’s Centre Block and Peace Tower are closed for renovation.

You can join for tours of the Senate of Canada Building (2 Rideau Street), House of Commons at West Block (111 Wellington Street) on Parliament Hill, and East Block at East Block (111 Wellington Street) on Parliament Hill.

When: Grounds open; guided tours of Parliament are suspended through the summer of 2021.
Where: 111 Wellington Street, Downtown Ottawa

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Ottawa performer leapfrogs from gymnastics to Broadway to TV

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A new AppleTV+ series set in a magical town that’s stuck in a neverending 1940s musical includes a pair of Ottawa siblings in the cast. 

Warren Yang and his sister, Ericka Hunter, play two of the singing, dancing residents of the village portrayed in Schmigadoon!, a small-screen series that takes its cues from classic musicals like Brigadoon, Wizard of Oz and Sound of Music, and skewers them with the offbeat comedic mastery of Saturday Night Live. 

In fact, you’ll recognize many of the names from SNL, starting with executive producer Lorne Michaels, creator of the late-night, live-comedy sketch show. Schmigadoon! also stars SNL cast member Cecily Strong and comedian Keegan-Michael Key, who hosted SNL in May. They play a New York couple who get lost on a hike and stumble into a strange town where everyone sings and dances. 

For Yang, a relative newcomer to show-biz, the series marks his television debut. For Hunter, the younger of his two older sisters, it’s the latest in a career path that began with dance lessons as a child more than 30 years ago. She attended Canterbury High School, Ottawa’s arts-focused secondary school. 

“Her dream was always to perform,” said Yang, 34, in an interview. “But that was never the path I thought was an option for me.” 

While his sister studied dance, Yang did gymnastics. He was an elite gymnast throughout his youth, ultimately leaving Merivale High School at 16 to train in Montreal, finishing high school through correspondence courses. He was a member of the Canadian National Team and received a scholarship to study at Penn State, majoring in marketing. 

A few years after graduation, Yang was working at an advertising agency in Toronto when he got a call from a Manhattan number. To his astonishment, they asked if he would be interested in auditioning for a Broadway revival of Miss Saigon.

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COVID-19: uOttawa to require vaccination for students living in residence

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Vaccination will be mandatory for students who want to live in residence at the University of Ottawa this year, with proof of vaccination and at least one dose required before move-in, or within two weeks of doing so if they can’t secure a shot before arriving.

Those who can’t receive a vaccine for “health-related reasons or other grounds protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code” will be able to submit a request for accommodation through the university’s housing portal, according to information on the university’s website.

Students with one dose living in residence will also have to receive their second dose “within the timeframe recommended by Ottawa Public Health.”

People who haven’t been granted an exemption and don’t get vaccinated or submit proof of having done so by the deadlines set out by the school will have their residence agreements terminated, uOttawa warns.

“Medical and health professionals are clear that vaccination is the most (effective) means of protecting people and those around them,” reads a statement provided to this newspaper by uOttawa’s director of strategic communications, Patrick Charette.

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“It is precisely for this reason that the University of Ottawa is requiring all students living in residence for the 2021-2022 academic year to be fully vaccinated. The University recognizes that some students may require accommodations for a variety of reasons and will be treating exceptions appropriately.”

Faculty, staff and students are also strongly encouraged to get vaccinated, the statement notes.

“Ensuring a high vaccine coverage in all communities is critical to ensuring an ongoing decline in cases and ending the pandemic. This will be especially important with the return of students to post-secondary institutions in our region in the fall of 2021.”

Neither Carleton University nor Algonquin College is currently mandating vaccination for students living in residence, according to the websites for both schools. But uOttawa isn’t alone in its policy – Western University, Trent University, Durham College and Fanshawe College have all implemented similar requirements. Seneca College, in the GTA, is going even further, making vaccination mandatory for students and staff to come to campus, in-person, for the fall term.

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