“The gentleman was given the chance to apologize for correctly pointing out that anyone who votes against measures to reform racist organizations like the RCMP is themself guilty of racism and he refused,” said Speaker of The House Anthony Rota. “Under these circumstances we had no choice but to remove him.”
“In line with protocol his speaking time was awarded to the Bloc MP who voted no on a measure to impose mild reforms on a police body that recently murdered and assaulted several indigenous people.”
It’s been a longstanding rule that anyone who speaks honestly about Canadian racism will be immediately removed from the House. The tradition dates back to the 19th century, when a New Brunswick MP was immediately kicked out for pointing out the Chinese Head Tax was “super fucked up.”
“There is a clear style guide in place for MPs who wish to discuss race. Instead of ‘systemic’ they should use words like ‘tricky’ or ‘not systemic.’ And instead of racism Singh should have said ‘being a bit rude,’” advised Rota.
Singh is expected to be readmitted to the House today, provided he doesn’t violate any other House rules, like ‘no talking shit about the Queen’ or ‘no saying anything about the ultra wealthy hiding all their money offshore to avoid tax.’