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David Johnston: Immigrants and Fred Chartrand

david johnston: Fred Chartrand / THE CANADIAN PRESS By Rick Salutin Columnist Fri., June 23, 2017 More than misspoke Gov, according to Toronto Star. Gen. Johnston's comments about Indigenous people being immigrants, goes well beyond a slip; it's a conceit with a useful history in disparaging Indigenous claims, writes Rick Salutin. David Johnston evoked winces the journalistic word of choice- when he said on-air We're a country based on immigration, going right back to our, Indigenous people, who were immigrants as well, 10, 12, 14,000 years ago. Our Indigenous peoples are not immigrants managing to offend again with a paternalistic possessive. Two days later he tweeted an apology for a miscommunication. ( As reported in the news.