Re: “Heckler targeting Jagmeet Singh reminder racism exists in Canada: Prof” (The Canadian Press, Sept. 11): What if this heckler had harangued Wynne or Trudeau? Would we call that racism? Hardly. A lot of people are concerned about excessive accommodation (like Friday Muslim prayers in public schools) in Canada, and that does not make them racist. She was rude but not racist, and Singh chose not to respond to the substance of her concerns in any way, shape or form — interesting. Yelling at a Sikh candidate does not make someone a racist unless you’re yelling at him because he is a Sikh — and there is no evidence she was. The “R” word is being thrown around all too easily these days.
Lon PALMeR (She behaved inappropriately and detracted from whatever point she was trying to make. You can ask tough questions without being offensive)