Senate Ethics Committee Recommends Sen. Lynn Beyak Be Suspended Again & Sent Back to Political Re-education Camp
Senate Ethics Committee Recommends Sen. Beyak Be Suspended Again & Sent Back to Political Re=education CampThe following story shows just how far down the Cultural Marxist road we have come to Stalinism. The Senate Ethics Committee is recommending that Senator Lynn Beyak be again suspended (no pay, no benefits) because, it seems, her apology for posting letters critical of natives and offering another view of the residential schools was not abject enough. During her previous suspension she was to take a political re-education “anti-racism” course, at her own expense. Well, it appears that she did not change her views. She resisted being re-educated. The report scolds: ” Sen. Beyak failed to exhibit any willingness to learn and because of this the training provider did not provide the agreed-upon instruction in its entirety.”In other words, she did not change her views.
Make no mistake about what this means. Should the full Senate endorse the committee’s recommendations, they will effectively have subverted the career of a duly appointed Senator,. They will have un-appointed her or sidelined her because they do not like her political views. She will have been neutered — the Stalinists would have called it “liquidated” — and prevented from doing the job she was appointed to do. the implications of being sent off for re-education are chilling. The Senate was established as a chamber of “sober second thought”, not as a rubber stamp for the social justice warrior fads of the day or the endless White-bashing that constitutes Ottawa approach to Indian issues.
Global News (January 31, 2020) reported: “
Sen. Lynn Beyak should be suspended again without pay, the Senate’s ethics committee recommended Friday.
Beyak’s colleagues ousted her from the upper chamber temporarily last spring after condemning as racist several letters she had posted to her website.
The Ontario senator had published letters supporting her view that some Indigenous people had had positive experiences in residential schools, which the Truth and Reconciliation Commission concluded caused generations of First Nations, Metis and Inuit children to suffer abuse and alienation.
Some of the letters went beyond that, suggesting Indigenous people or their cultures are inferior.
Beyak’s suspension ended automatically when Parliament was dissolved for the federal election last fall.
Attempts to reach Beyak through her lawyer and her Senate office weren’t immediately successful Friday. In November, Beyak said she had met all the conditions to return to work.
She had removed the letters the ethics committee found most objectionable from her website, taken a briefing on the role of a senator, completed education programs on Indigenous history and delivered an apology, she said.
“I deeply respect the Senate and love working with my Senate colleagues. I pledge myself to uphold the highest standards of conduct and look forward to working hard for all of the people of Ontario and Canada,” Beyak wrote in a statement at the time.
But the committee concluded in a report released Friday that Beyak did not meet the conditions set out for her return, calling an apology she delivered insufficient and her participation in educational programs on racism towards Indigenous Peoples in Canada incomplete.
The committee agreed that the letters had been taken down and that Beyak had been briefed on her duties as a senator. But it wasn’t satisfied that she had taken her education on Indigenous history seriously.
“On the one hand, Sen. Beyak can rightfully assert that she attempted to complete the training that was provided to her,” the report says. “On the other, the training provider indicated that Sen. Beyak failed to exhibit any willingness to learn and because of this the training provider did not provide the agreed-upon instruction in its entirety.”
The committee also found that Beyak’s one-sentence apology for having been found in breach of Senate rules wasn’t good enough. The senators “cannot accept an apology that fails to show awareness of the wrong, fails to accept responsibility for the wrong, fails to sincerely apologize, fails to atone for past actions and fails to commit to take action in order to rectify the situation,” they wrote.”