ALBERTA SEPARATION


The CACHE Project is attempting to investigate whether the University of Calgary is a systemically racist institution. This project is in its infancy and is inspired by comments made by University of Calgary political science professor Barry Cooper on CBC’s The Current.

Please see the story at this link

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/alberta-sovereignty-barry-cooper-1.6678510

We have followed up with Barry and have notified relevant offices at the University of Calgary.

Below is a pdf of email thread of the conversation we have had with Barry, his comments confirm that he is a colonial, “old stock” racist.


Further to this effort we have followed up with an open letter to Dr. Edward McCauley, the ninth president of the University of Calgary. Dr. McCauley began his term on January 1, 2019. The open letter contains 4 questions, it can be downloaded as a pdf below:

  1. What is your view on the Alberta Sovereignty Act and how does your view impact your decision to uphold the efforts of reconciliation within the University of Calgary?
  2. Are you aware of a colonial “old stock” racist, Barry Cooper, teaching at the University of Calgary?
  3. Are you aware that there may be other professors who support the Alberta Sovereignty Act and may be actively propagating this hateful piece of legislation at your institution of higher learning?
  4. What do you propose the University of Calgary can do, if anything, that may mitigate the harm that is being done by professors such as Barry Cooper?


Further to this investigation it is hereby acknowledged that the Calgary Flames Hockey Club is the only team in the National Hockey League, in Canada, that does not have a land acknowledgement at the beginning of their games. A Land Acknowledgement at the start of a Flames game is one way to demonstrate a commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Please see the story at this link

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-flames-treaty-7-land-acknowledgement-1.6718225

We have followed up with an open letter to Calgary Flames Owner Murray Edwards, General Manager Brad Treliving and Coach Darryl Sutter with two questions, this open letter can be downloaded as a pdf below:

  1. Why does the Calgary Flames Hockey Club not have a land acknowledgement at the beginning of their games?
  2. What is your view on the Alberta Sovereignty Act and how does your view impact your decision to uphold the efforts of reconciliation within your organization?