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e-3050 (Parliament and politics)

E-petition
Initiated by Kirsten Stallman from Nanaimo, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • In defense of her previous support for the "good things" that happened at residential schools, Senator Beyak posted letters to her website that were found by Senate ethics officer Pierre Legault to contain racist content suggesting that Indigenous people are lazy, chronic whiners who are milking the residential-schools issue to get government handouts;
  • The Senate ethics committee deemed Senator Beyak's apology for her actions perfunctory, and her cultural sensitivity training a fiasco;
  • Despite her completion of a second cultural sensitivity training course, she is not fit to be entrusted with a position of responsibility or the ability to influence policies of the Government of Canada; and
  • Senator Beyak's reinstatement as a Senator is an unacceptable act of institutional racism.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to support Senator McCallum's motion to expel Lynn Beyak from her position as Senator.
Open for signature
December 16, 2020, at 2:05 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
April 15, 2021, at 2:05 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Paul Manly
Nanaimo—Ladysmith
Green Party Caucus
British Columbia
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