Another motion in the Senate would strike a new committee to examine where the federal government and other organizations have succeeded, and failed, at acting on previous recommendations that could have reduced racism against Black and Indigenous people in Canada.
Senators Marie-Françoise Mégie, left, Wanda Bernard, and Frances Lankin were involved with drafting and introducing motions in the Senate on June 16 that would put the government's response to racism in Canada under the microscope. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, photograph courtesy of Senator Wanda Bernard
A group of Senators is calling for Liberal ministers to testify in the Red Chamber about the government’s role in fighting anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism.
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Apologizing for 'tensions' that became public over the last months, Julie Payette said that 'we all experience things differently, but we should always strive to do better, and be attentive to one another’s perceptions.'
He faced potential expulsion last year during the leadership race over comments he made that appeared to question whether chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, who is of Asian descent, was a pawn of China.
'I hope that intelligence and security officials in Canada learned after what they saw in the U.S. and can make sure something like that does not happen here,' says Ottawa-turned-Washington correspondent Richard Madan.