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Conservative Leader Calls Out Party-Appointed Senator Who Refused To Remove Racist Letter From Her Website

Andrew Scheer. (Chris Roussakis)

Andrew Scheer Removes Senator Lynn Beyak From Caucus And Says Racism Will Not Be Tolerated In The Conservative Party!

Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer said promoting the racist comment by Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak is offensive and unacceptable for a Conservative Parliamentarian. “To suggest that indigenous Canadians are lazy compared to other Canadians, is simply racist,” he said. “I demanded Senator Beyak remove this content from her website. She refused. As a result of her actions, the Conservative Senate Leader Larry Smith and I have removed Senator Lynn Beyak from the Conservative National Caucus. Racism will not be tolerated in the Conservative Caucus or Conservative Party of Canada.”

By R. Paul Dhillon

OTTAWA  – Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer called out one of his party-appointed senators over posting of racist letter on her website and then on her refusal to remove the offensive letter to
Aboriginal Canadians.

“On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, I learned that Senator Lynn Beyak posted to her Parliamentary website approximately 100 letters from Canadians in support of her position on residential schools,” Scheer said in a press release Friday.

“While the vast majority of letters focused on the history of residential schools, other letters contained comments about indigenous Canadians in general.  One of these comments stated:

“‘I’m no anthropologist but it seems every opportunistic culture, subsistence hunter/gatherers seeks to get what they can for no effort. There is always a clash between industrial/organized farming culture that values effort as opposed to a culture that will sit and wait until the government gives them stuff’.

Scheer said promoting this comment by Beyak is offensive and unacceptable for a Conservative Parliamentarian.

“To suggest that indigenous Canadians are lazy compared to other Canadians, is simply racist,” he said. “I demanded Senator Beyak remove this content from her website. She refused.

“As a result of her actions, the Conservative Senate Leader Larry Smith and I have removed Senator Lynn Beyak from the Conservative National Caucus.

“Racism will not be tolerated in the Conservative Caucus or Conservative Party of Canada.”

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Senator Lynn Beyak during a Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples March 29, 2017.

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