OTTAWA – Under pressure to remove controversial Senator Lynn Beyak from the Conservative Caucus, leader of the opposition Andrew Scheer has promised to do so the second Beyak says something he doesn’t believe deep down inside.
“Obviously I publicly condemn Ms. Beyak’s comments that indigenous Canadians need to give up their status,” said Scheer. “But I also privately agree that indigenous Canadians need to give up their status.”
“The simple fact is, it would be wrong to remove Ms. Beyak just for exercising her right to say what my caucus is thinking.”
Ms. Beyak is also infamous for suggesting that residential schools were actually good for the Aboriginal children forced to attend, a claim that Scheer would have worded slightly differently but otherwise had few comments on.
Asked what Ms. Beyak could say that he wouldn’t agree with Scheer suggested “there is no difference between Indians from India and indigenous Canadians,” “milk tastes bad” and “it is possible for women to orgasm.”
Scheer then asked if there was anything new with the Omar Khadr story.