Pub­lic state­ment or apol­ogy is needed

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Madeleine Levy com­ments

It has been al­most two months since the orig­i­nal article was writ­ten about Madeleine Levy’s pur­ported egre­gious comment that “Poles killed Jews in Auschwitz”. To date, there has not been a pub­lic apol­ogy, state­ment or note of clar­i­fi­ca­tion from Ms. Levy.

I have, how­ever, read a num­ber of non­sense let­ters to The Spec that have at­tempted to triv­i­al­ize this in­ci­dent as be­ing a “pri­vate comment”.

Ms. Levy has been ap­pointed to a high pro­file pub­lic po­si­tion and as such must be held to a high pub­lic stan­dard. This is a se­ri­ous mat­ter that can­not be swept un­der the rug or dis­counted as be­ing a bunch of “hul­la­baloo”.

A pub­lic state­ment from Ms. Levy is es­sen­tial if the Po­lice Ser­vices Board is to main­tain any cred­i­bil­ity with the pub­lic. It begs the ques­tion: Why is Ms. Levy silent? Ed Machaj, Oakville

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