Canadians mock Americans for their crudeness : for shooting up aboriginals to be rid of them, for example.
So crude, so open honest and public, so un-Canadian.
Much more subtle, much more guilt-free, much more secretive, much more Canadian is to simply withhold and delay and decay most of their publicly promised needed food and shelter supplies.
(Good news : we're publicly announcing we're taking in another 20,000 refugee kids. The bad news ? Our secret plan is actually to build in enough government delays that most little kiddies will have starved - or drowned - by the time their final visa approval arrives.*)
Withheld supplies to such an extent that the aboriginals ever so slowly, ever so quietly died from diseases brought on by lack of food and warm housing coupled with high levels of stress and despair.
That was John A's way, as chronicled by James Daschuk's "Clearing the Plains".
The Canadian "Hungerplan West" quickly and quietly cleared enough of the aboriginals off their lands as to let the railways be built and the now mostly empty lands be handed over to whites.
Later generations of Canadian white experts carried on with not providing adequate food,housing and health care - sometimes to further deadly-for-the-patients medical experiments, as documented by Ian Mosby in "Administrating Colonial Science".
But they also advanced eugenically, upon John A's early scientific racism, by secretly sterilizing aboriginal women, to further reduce the number of native kids being born, as documented by Karen Stote in her "Act of Genocide".
Because the not-dying-fast-enough natives still hung about around potentially valuable lands and because they still required (actually very little) public funds.
Despite all this, many children continued to be born so, the white experts then had to carry off most of them either to residential concentration schools or for white adoptions.
I am very glad to say that that while John A is long gone, the aboriginals are still here and still reproducing very well thank you, despite the wretched conditions they must live in.
"Revanche du Berceau", indeed !
* Barbara Ann Roberts' Whence They Came has some priceless and apparently timeless examples of the oh-so Canadian sin of omission.
In the Dirty Thirties (dirty morally as much as Dust Bowl dirty) Canadians governments were unwilling to shoot suspected communist radicals themselves, in public, in Canada.
So instead they deported them back into the Balkans, but first alerting The Black Hand to their expected time and place of arrival...