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Brian Hutchinson is a Vancouver-based journalist. kandahutch@gmail.com

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  • Vancouver father Adrian Crook believes self-reliance is one of the most important lessons a parent can teach their children. So he taught his four young kids how to take the bus to school. Some anonymous busybody felt they were too young and complained to B.C. child welfare authorities. They investigated and ordered him to desist, even though he hadn’t broken any law. It turns out they picked the wrong dad to try to bully, writes Brian Hutchinson, and now Crook is trying to teach the nanny state a lesson.

  • Posted: May 24, 2017

    Being a member of a Canadian First Nation has its privileges, such as a house on the reserve, tax exempt status, free post-secondary education, and the right to vote in band elections. But these benefits are by no means guaranteed, because band chiefs and councils decide who gets band membership and the associated entitlements. Their decisions are often arbitrary, ad hoc, discriminatory, and beyond the reach of Canadian law. Brian Hutchinson reports on the rising incidence of racial and gender discrimination on the hundreds of self-governing reserves across Canada.