Last year, some Canadians declared that because of the apparent discovery of unmarked graves near residential schools, Canada was guilty of the worst crimes imaginable and that our country was built on colonialism and genocide.

Before we accept the worst accusations levelled against our country, it’s important to learn the facts, consider the context and examine our history with a fair and even-handed approach.

On today’s episode of The Candice Malcolm Show, Candice is joined by Professor Tom Flanagan. Tom is professor emeritus at the University of Calgary at the school of public policy and recently co-wrote an op-ed about the misleading claims surrounding the residential school narrative.

Candice and Tom examine some of the myths perpetuated about residential schools, and discuss some ideas and solutions about how Canada can work towards bringing the living standards of First Nations people up to levels of other Canadians.