Joseph Boyden on tough questions Canada must face

As the Pan-Am Games and Para Pan-Am Games put Canada under the spotlight, we ask: has this host nation escaped deserved scrutiny?

Anti-gay laws in Russia, favela cleansing in Brazil, worker abuse in Qatar . . .  when an international sporting event lands anywhere in the world, the host country often faces increased scrutiny over social justice issues. 

On the heels of the Pan-Am Games in Toronto — and in the lead-up to the Parapan Am Games — we turn the microscope on ourselves and ask: what are the tough questions for which Canada should answer?

To explore this, Shad checks in with award-winning author Joseph Boyden (The Orenda, Three Day Road). Boyden reflects on reconciliation with Canada's aboriginal peoples and the deeply-rooted racial tensions within our own borders. 


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