PRE­MIER CHIDES GOV­ER­NOR GEN­ERAL FOR ‘MOCK­ERY’

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Saskatchewan Pre­mier Brad Wall says Gov. Gen. Julie Payette should avoid den­i­grat­ing faiths that be­lieve in a cre­ator. Payette has faced crit­i­cism for a speech last week that some say mocked peo­ple of faith and ap­peared to crit­i­cize peo­ple who be­lieve in cre­ation­ism and horoscopes. “We are still de­bat­ing and still ques­tion­ing whether life was a di­vine in­ter­ven­tion or whether it was com­ing out of a nat­u­ral process, let alone, oh my good­ness, a ran­dom process,” she told a Cana­dian Sci­ence Pol­icy Con­ven­tion in Ot­tawa. “I thought there was dis­dain and mock­ery for some­one’s re­li­gious be­liefs,” Wall, pic­tured, said Thurs­day in Regina. Wall said Payette’s com­ments did not meet the stan­dard of con­duct that comes with the po­si­tion.

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