I was glad to see Robert Jago’s article exposing Senator Lynn Beyak’s use of her government website to spew out and condone hateful views (“Why Is Senator Lynn Beyak Publishing Racist Letters on Her Website?” thewalrus.ca). Last September, I wrote an email expressing my concern to Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and Senator Larry Smith, but I never got a response.
In 1969, when I left Pelican Lake Indian Residential School near Sioux Lookout, Ontario, I was young, confused, and angry. My emotions were further fuelled by the racism that raged throughout northwestern Ontario, the same region Senator Beyak is from. With the recent Beyak fiasco, memories of that era are coming back to me. But this time, I embrace the hope of rebuilding relations in the spirit of true reconciliation. Garnet Angeconeb
Sioux Lookout, ON