“A Matter Of Human Rights”


Canada pushes

for an extradition treaty

with China.


A problematic agreement.


The Chinese may want to know

that sending a woman back to Canada

means she will be treated fairly by the police,

by the court;

that drinking water will be provided

in her First Nations reserve;

that her meals will include

fresh produce;

that her kids won’t be taken away

to a residential school;

and that her name won’t become an entry

in the list of missing and murdered

Aboriginal women.


Or she may be better off

in China.


(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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