Catherine Frazee, Professor Emerita, Ryerson University School of Disability Studies.
I speak today from the Mi’kma’ki the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. I am a settler here bound by treaties of peace and friendship, and mindful that we are, all of us, treaty people.
Madame Chair, I am sorry for any discomfort that my words may trigger. But with so little time I must speak frankly and without reserve.