Letter: Cape Breton’s colonial shackles have never been removed
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 06 April 2021 13:37
April 7, 2021
The path to self-governance for Cape Breton Island will not be easy. One of the challenges we face is that whereas the law ought to protect individual liberties and also collectively our right to self-determination, how the law actually does this for each and every Canadian and for different groups of Canadians seems to be such a very differentiated process.
Arguably, realistically, truthfully, sadly, but not fatally to our cause, Capers and our Island’s aspiration for self-governance and self-determination seem to rank very low within a form of hierarchy perpetuated by our centralized federal system and its constitution. Perhaps unintentionally.