Residential school survivors write every senator in Canada, asking for Lynn Beyak’s ouster – CBC

Hateful messages aimed at survivors a result of Beyak’s racist rhetoric, letter says

Sep 03, 2020

A coalition of residential school survivors and their supporters wants senators to know the personal impact that Sen. Lynn Beyak’s public praise for the schools has had on their lives.

The group is sending a letter to every senator in Canada this week — in advance of their Sept. 22 debate on the senator’s discipline — asking them to extend Beyak’s suspension from the Senate.

“Ms. Beyak spilled a bucket of racist rhetoric in one of the most powerful institutions in this country,” says the letter, obtained by CBC News. “The sludge seeped out to communities, schools, hospitals, places of work and was especially felt by residential school survivors and their families.”

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