Re: Sorry, but let’s have no more apologizing, (Opinion, Sept. 12)
In her op-ed regarding the Prime Minister apologizing for Canada’s 1939 refusal to allow in the Jewish people aboard the St. Louis fleeing Nazi Germany as refugees, columnist Naomi Lakritz highlights the general point of needing to pair remembrance with education and talk with real action. In my view, the Prime Minister did just that when he apologized to LGBTQ Canadians. He paired the apology with real action — expunging convictions for offences involving consensual sexual activity with same-sex partners (C-66) and passing a bill protecting trans and gender-diverse persons from discrimination (C-16).
The apology to be given by the Prime Minister to Jewish people is important because Canada’s refusal to allow the St. Louis passengers to enter as refugees was categorically wrong. The real action is the education piece. The apology reminds Canadians of the dangers of xenophobia.
Hehr needs to move on/retire. His credibility is gone and no one is really listening anymore.
Right wingers try and do that too but the media won't let it happen. If it was Andrew Sheer (whoever he is) we would still be reading about it on a daily basis. But because it is a liberal, the media buries it as quickly as they can.
Jeffrey Anderson -
Hehr's blind devotion to his pretty boy is disturbing. Trudeau basically told Hehr to f**k-off and then Trudeau gets caught at grab-ass and tosses the allegation aside as if it were a harmless boyhood prank.
I thought Kent Hehr resigned?
Is this clown even going to bother running...I mean rolling in the next election?
Put your 'sorry socks' on, Kent.
thoth: It's right there on page 5 of the left wing handbook. This is all contained in Chapter 1, How to deflect criticism by attacking people.
We need more apologies, I love to see Little Potato emoting, it's the only thing he can do well.
Unfortunately, Turdo will have a second and even third term with a majority government. Canadians are far too uninformed or disengaged and that is what the left wing counts on with their campaign strategies. They absolutely have no problem telling bald faced lies to Canadians, and the puppet media only fact check the conservatives.
Like KE says, we need to understand the context of the times when judging history. Obviously the general feeling at the time among Canadian citizens was that the government action was appropriate, and we elect governments to represent our interests, not what future generations may or may not think is appropriate.
The Turd and the Kent Hehr are about to find out that fact next October, certainly in some parts of Canada.
Sorry Kent, you lost all credibility when you and your boss Justin abused other women. Plus Justin needs to focus on today's issues, as what is behind us will not create pay the bills. Mr fluffy needs to sign a trade deal with the US and create an environment for business investment.