The United Nations’ definition of genocide contains five different criteria. If a nation commits one, they have committed genocide. Canada has committed all five. This crime is not a “dark chapter in Canadian history” that has passed. Canada continues to fulfill every one of these criteria today.
1. Killing members of the group
2. Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group
3. Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part
4. Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group
5. Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group