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