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

scalping proclamation      Bryce Report      residential schools

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Raymond Cormier       Gerald Stanley


2.  Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group

Residential Schools


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