PM, oth­ers shouldn't have played race card in Stan­ley trial

The Province - - EDITORIAL -

Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau and some mem­bers of the me­dia were ob­vi­ously drool­ing when the ver­dict in the Ger­ald Stan­ley/ Colten Boushie sec­ond-de­gree mur­der case came down. With Stan­ley’s ac­quit­tal, what a great op­por­tu­nity to play the race card.

Un­for­tu­nately, the cir­cum­stances and ev­i­dence don’t sup­port their words.

A group of young adults was drink­ing and driv­ing around to dif­fer­ent farms, armed with a ri­fle, try­ing to steal things at the very least. A farmer was try­ing to pro­tect his prop­erty and fam­ily. Boushie and his friends are 100-per­cent to blame for the out­come that day.

Since the thieves were Abo­rig­i­nal in this case, it would have been nice to have a strong leader step for­ward and calm the sit­u­a­tion — to tell peo­ple to con­sider the facts and the ev­i­dence — not use it as an op­por­tu­nity for grand­stand­ing.

“We can be bet­ter?” No, Trudeau, you can.

Lance Frohlick, Rich­mond


Lance Frohlick says the PM’s sup­port of Colten Boushie’s fam­ily is po­lit­i­cal grand­stand­ing.


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