Let­ters

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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

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