Senator scores Canada a late-game medal in the Wingnut Olympics – The Globe and Mail – Down in America, Ben Carson kicked off this week’s event by describing slaves as “immigrants” – just a bunch of crazy kids in the bottom of a boat with a dream (seemingly of being used as whippable farming equipment) as Ben would have it – high scores from all the judges. It was not looking good for Canada – Kellie Leitch’s video submission having been disqualified for presumed use of a malfunctioning robot body-double, or possibly animal cruelty. There did seem to be a lot of distracting cats in that room.
Word is Leitch is dropping her plan for a long-form values test and will simply ask prospective newcomers, “Yes, but can you direct?”
Then, on Wednesday, up stepped Senator Beyak with a little number I’ll call “Homage to the Real Victims of Residential Schools: The Hypothetical Descendants of the People Who Taught at Those Schools, Whose Feelings Might Be Hurt If They Stumbled Across a Copy of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report and Read It.”
She did this, she said “mostly in memory of the kindly and well-intentioned men and women and their descendants – perhaps some of us here in this chamber – whose remarkable works, good deeds and historical tales in the residential schools go unacknowledged.”