“Dark chapter”

It was a quirky end to an otherwise dark chapter of human history.
– Alan Richarz, Globe and Mail, Sept. 2.

Dark chapter comes alive through photographs; Language, identities lost
– Regina Leader Post, Aug. 31.

For the courts to offer no protection against such abuses in future, it spells a dark chapter for journalists who have to go into often dangerous, hair-trigger situations knowing that anyone among them could be the spark that sets things off on a very bad road.
– Chris Malette, Belleville Intelligencer, Aug. 14.

FOR SALE: Dark chapter in Canadian history – Crumbling former Manitoba residential school property available for $79,000
– Winnipeg Free Press, June 27.

It is the first apology from a Canadian province recognizing a period of history many see as akin to the dark chapter of Indian residential schools.
– Chinta Puxley, Canadian Press, June 19.

It’s a dark chapter in Alberta history, with many survivors still dealing with the scars, both physical and emotional — and yet a statue commemorating [Emily] Murphy, [Louise] McKinney and [Nellie] McClung proudly stands on city property, less than 200 metres from the steps of old City Hall.
– Michael Platt, Calgary Sun, June 16.

Some 150,000 children were ripped from their families in a racist attempt to “kill the Indian in the child” that was abetted by Catholic and other Christian clergy, and 6,000 died in the schools. Many were abused emotionally, physically and sexually. It was a dark chapter in our history.
– Editorial, Toronto Star, June 9.

Canada takes another step today to confronting that dark chapter of its past when the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, headed by Justice Murray Sinclair, releases its findings.
– Bruce Campion-Smith and Joanna Smith, Toronto Star, June 3.

The Duggar family is close with many politicians and well-greased lobbyists; Josh Duggar, whose abuse of his sisters as a teenager opened this dark chapter, had a prominent position in the influential lobbying group Family Research Council, and posted photos of himself hobnobbing with a who’s who of the American religious right.
– Melissa Martin, Winnipeg Free Press, May 30.

Lammert Hopman remembers a dark chapter early in his long life when he was thrown in jail for a few eels.
– Teviah Moro, Hamilton Spectator, May 4.

It’s great to see thousands of Irish-Canadians celebrate their ancestors’ legacy, as well as remember this country’s dark chapter of prejudice against the Irish.
– Robin Levinson King, Toronto Star, March 16.

He was inspired by the poise and leadership of the commissioners, tasked with probing a dark chapter in Canadian history.
– Brent Wittmeier, Edmonton Journal, March 14.

Winner: Toronto Star (3)

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3 comments on ““Dark chapter”
  1. Patrick60 says:

    Seeing these typists so feverishly copying from each other reminds me of a serpent swallowing its own tail.

  2. OJM says:

    It is truly a dark chapter in the life of this storied organ when intrepid girl reporter “Chinta Puxley” is confused with the Victorian linguist and adventurer Isaiah Lemuel “China” Puxley (who, incidentally, I just invented).

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