canada: Ironically, Rodriguez claimed to the Globe and Mail that Canada is not a racist society, wherever one lives, according to Rabble. While Rodriguez walked back that odd statement a few days later, it was only one of many perplexing and disappointing things that have happened in recent weeks. Two weeks ago, the Globe and Mail queried Rodriguez about a series of closed-door consultations on racism that had recently been quietly launched by Heritage Canada. As far as Heritage Canada's new consultations about racism, it's difficult to have a warm fuzzy feeling. The public is not made aware of when they will take place, or who has been invited. First, they are shrouded in secrecy. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.