The following content originates from a post on Facebook.
“Honestly, people’s reactions to the Notre Dame incident just confirms that people only care about what happens to certain groups of people. I don’t feel sorry for France, they can build back their cathedral with all the money they have stolen from all the countries they have colonized. Sorry not sorry.”
“I don’t think that’s entirely true. The Notre Dame incident isn’t directly a “certain group” of people. It’s a structure deeply rooted in historical context (god or bad) depending on the point of view. The point is, there is nothing wrong with being saddened by the tragedy. 🤷🏽♀️”
This story will be prefaced with a feature interview with our mayor, Lisa Helps.
Introduction to the interviewee: Mayor Lisa Helps’ time in office has been defined by a bravery and unrelenting dedication to tangible political solutions which is rare in Canadian municipal politics. With a background in activism and community organizing, Helps’ brings a refreshing competence to the table. With a collaborative piece of incredible and powerful women throughout history, we thought we would start with a modern day example, and an example close to home. So, during the month we sat down with Helps to catalogue her bold career in politics for our March Issue Cover. Below is the transcribed interview with slight edits for flow.