Some up: July 5th-11th

Article: Catholic Church dedicated nearly $300M for buildings since promising residential school survivors $25M in 2005 (CBC News)

I am disappointed that the Catholic Church was responsible for such devastation and it continues to retain tax free status, despite such significant assets.

It’s not just about the money, it’s about doing the right thing.

At the very least, the church needs to stop allowing high ranking members of their church to claim that they are the victims when the bodies of children are being located on the grounds of former residential schools.

Article: Senators discussing summer sittings to deal with Bill C-6 on conversion therapy (The Globe and Mail)

Following up on the good news last week that bill C-6 passed the house, the adjournment of the senate and impending election means that the bill might not become law. I hope sincerely that the senators will consider the importance of this bill and reconvene.

Article: 215 Little Spirits, And Difficult Conversations With My White Sister (Chatelaine)

Non-indigenous Canadians have learning to do. Full stop. We need to hear and believe the stories of inter generational trauma, educate ourselves, and do better.

Article: The Catholic Church is trying to punish Biden for his abortion views. It’s the ‘last straw’ for many women. (The Lily)

The focus on abortion by the Catholic Church without a more holistic approach to supporting families is unhelpful and hurtful. Penalizing Biden is, in my opinion, punitive and condescending.

Article: Don’t Let That Rainbow Logo Fool You: These 9 Corporations Donated Millions To Anti-Gay Politicians (Forbes)

It is an absolute farce for companies to wrap themselves in the pride flag and then duplicitously support anti-LGBTQ+ politicians. The LGBTQ+ community deserves better than a corporate pride, and they certainly deserve better than this.

Blog Post: Women in Alberta Are Not Grateful (Lisa Bush)

In my opinion, nurses and teachers (and social workers too, if we are asking me) should not be earning less, even if they are “paid the most in the country”. These people (predominantly women) are underpaid and overworked.

This is additionally true in a year when they have carried our community through a pandemic. Shame on the Alberta government for even considering these cuts.

Article: Disaster patriarchy: how the pandemic has unleashed a war on women (The Guardian)

Furthering the above, this article provides an excellent large scale scope of how the pandemic affected women, our jobs, our earning potential, and the burdens we carry.

Webcomic: Deliver Us (The Nib)

Low cost childcare is critical. In a world where more and more North Americans are living paycheque to paycheque (meanwhile billionaires added an estimated 30% to their wealth during this pandemic), it is cruel that the choice to have children can kneecap a woman’s career. Why aren’t pro-life advocates talking about this?

Video: Victoria Pooch among oldest French Bulldog in the world (CTV)

Pierre is always there to greet me when I get my hair cut! Good dog!!!

Favourite Activity: Nail Painting with Pals

As our restrictions begin to lift, I was delighted to have a friend come over and we painted our nails together.

It was an absolute delight to catch up with her and at the end, I had a nice newly painted set of toes and fingertips – nothing better!

A picture of my hand, curved so the nails are visible. They are a dark blue with sparkles. There are a few spots where I have gone off the edge of the nail - oops.
Rough application, but a great time!
A picture of my foot with teal polish and sparkle on top.
My weird feet with cute polish

On my Hands:

Kelli’s Galaxy – ORLY

On my toes:

Blue My Mind – Revlon’s Ultra HD Snap

On both:

Scattered Holo Taco – Holo Taco

Nailtrition – ORLY

Gel Couture Top Coat – Essie

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