Just like the picture of Hitlary kissing KKK leader SENATOR Byrd...the real racists.She may be Justin Trudeau’s Minister of Indigenous Affairs, but Carolyn Bennett resorted to stereotypes when insulting Indigenous MP and former cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.
Nothing to see here - just a cat fight between a couple of women who should know better than to use tweeter as a platform for their disagreements.Trudeau minister apologizes for insulting Indigenous MP Jody Wilson-Raybould
Text message from Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett accused Vancouver-Granville MP of putting her pension ahead of politics
Author of the article:Brian Lilley
Publishing date:Jun 24, 2021 • 1 day ago • 2 minute read • 126 Comments
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett and B.C. Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser walk away after addressing the media in Smithers, B.C., Saturday, February 29, 2020.
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett and B.C. Indigenous Relations Minister Scott Fraser walk away after addressing the media in Smithers, B.C., Saturday, February 29, 2020. PHOTO BY JONATHAN HAYWARD /The Canadian Press
She may be Justin Trudeau’s Minister of Indigenous Affairs, but Carolyn Bennett resorted to stereotypes when insulting Indigenous MP and former cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.
Bennett implied that Wilson-Raybould was just looking to secure her pension when she called on Trudeau to stop angling for an election and fulfil his promises to Canada’s First Nations.
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Wilson-Raybould, who represents the riding of Vancouver-Granville and was formerly Justice Minister until leaving cabinet over pressure to cut a sweetheart deal over the SNL-Lavalin affair, had been commenting on the discovery of 751 unmarked graves at a Saskatchewan residential school.
“With the horrific news out of Saskatchewan, our collective call, again, is for concrete transformative action,” Wilson-Raybould tweeted.
“@JustinTrudeau, if you care enough to make things right, stop your selfish jockeying for an election—which no one really wants—and do what you promised in 2018. #215+”
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Bennett responded via text, including the tweet with simply the phrase, “Pension?”
That phrase ‘pension’ refers to the fact that MPs who were first elected in the 2015 election are eligible for a pension once they achieve six years of service, which won’t happen until late October.
If an election takes place before that time, anyone who is not re-elected will forgo their pension.
Bennett was effectively saying that Wilson-Raybould was asking Trudeau not to call an election to so she could secure her pension.
The comment didn’t sit well with the MP for Vancouver-Granville who posted a screenshot of the message on Twitter.
“Racist & misogynist text from @Carolyn_Bennett #215+ Reflects notion that Indigenous peoples are lazy & only want $ Shows disregard, disdain, & disrespect for Indigenous peoples, as in our history Conveys a strong Indigenous woman, is a bad Indig woman.”
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A little more than an hour after Wilson-Raybould posted a screenshot of the text, Bennett announced that she had apologized.
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“Earlier I offered my apologies directly to the MP for Vancouver-Granville. I let interpersonal dynamics get the better of me and sent an insensitive and inappropriate comment, which I deeply regret and shouldn’t have done,” Bennett said.
The Trudeau government has made bold promises to Canada’s First Nations communities but has been criticized for not delivering including on ensuring clean drinking water.
In March 2019, Trudeau had his own embarrassing moment when he dismissed an Indigenous woman protesting the drinking water issue at a Liberal fundraiser.
As the woman was being escorted out he shouted out to her, “Thank you for your donation.”
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Text message from Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett accused Vancouver-Granville MP of putting her pension ahead of politicstorontosun.com
Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett is a complete douche and needs a flush like so many of her gang cohorts, but in this case I don’t think she was being a member of the “He-Man Woman Hates Club” or outright racist, but just venomous towards anyone who didn’t tow the Trudeau Party line. At least bills C10 & C36 aren’t in place yet & they just have to respond with Tweets instead of spanking Wilson Raybould with Hate Speech against Justin & his Cult.Racist and misogynist? Wow, thats quite the leap.
Whatever happened to just calling a bitch a bitch and being done with it?
this is ironic coming from someone who has no heart.Trudeau resists calls to fire Bennett over 'hurtful' text, says he knows her 'heart'
Author of the article:Canadian Press
Publishing date:Jun 25, 2021 • 19 hours ago • 1 minute read • 135 Comments
Canada's Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett speaks in parliament during Question Period in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada February 18, 2020.
Canada's Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett speaks in parliament during Question Period in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada February 18, 2020. PHOTO BY PATRICK DOYLE /REUTERS
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is resisting calls to fire Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett over a text message he acknowledges was “wrong” and “hurtful” and harmed his government’s progress on reconciliation.
However, Trudeau says he knows the minister’s “heart” and how hard she has worked for decades on these issues, and believes she understands how much work needs to be done.
Bennett apologized yesterday for a one-word text to Jody Wilson-Raybould in response to the Independent MP’s tweet about the discovery of what are believed to be 715 unmarked graves of Indigenous children at a residential school in Saskatchewan.
Bennett texted “Pension?” in response to Wilson-Raybould’s urging of Trudeau not to call an election, in light of the fact that her former Liberal colleague would not receive a pension if she is voted out before October.
Wilson-Raybould tweeted about the text message, saying it was racist and based on harmful stereotypes about Indigenous people, and Bennett wrote on her Twitter account that she had apologized to Wilson-Raybould directly.
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Trudeau says he spoke with Bennett this morning and believes what she did moved the government in the wrong direction on Indigenous issues, but she did the right thing by apologizing and the focus now needs to be on the important work ahead.
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is resisting calls to fire Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett over a text message he acknowledges was “wrong” and “hu…torontosun.com
No one can be all things to all people (especially in a country as wide and diverse as Canada) and everyone since Jesus Christ has made mistakes. In my opinion she should be Prime Minister. (light years better than the joke we have and more honest)She needs to spend a week in my neighbourhood.