It doesn’t help that the Alpha Flight members appear to have been created by some dreadful, politically correct parliamentary subcommittee of the federal heritage department and not, as the comic book claims, by Department H, a fictitious arm of Canada’s Department of National Defence, which may as well be. (…)
Then there’s Northstar, the first openly gay superhero, Snowbird, who’s Inuit, Aurora, a French Canadian, Shaman, who is native, and Sasquatch, who’s a Bigfoot. It’s surprising a massive mutant beaver with a huge slapping super-tail wasn’t part of the team.
There is no way the Heritage Ministry isn’t behind all this. They’ve even got Marrina, a member of the alien race Plodex, which must be a shout out to Canada’s generous immigration policy.
If Alpha Flight had a one-legged lesbian they could sit as a Canadian Human Rights Commission tribunal.