Our politicians have given judges much power on the assumption that there was something called the law; that law would be supreme. Not judges. But in Backhouse’s biography and L’Heureux-Dubé’s judgments there is no concept of law.
There is much creepy virtue-signaling in whites abasing themselves as “settlers.” But there is no road forward because, fundamentally, it is a collectivist concept. This approach blames some people not for what they did but for what somebody like them did. It absolves others of all blame based on skin colour and falsifies their ancestors’ history.