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Senator Lynn Beyak stands by residential school remarks, cites 'fake news' - Politics - CBC News

17.3.17

Senator Lynn Beyak stands by residential school remarks, cites 'fake news' - Politics - CBC News: She also said they support her calls for an audit of all money "flowing in and out of reservations, and talks with grassroots indigenous people," she said.

"Which Indigenous people are your friends?" Independent Senator Patrick Brazeau said in an email sent to all Senate offices in response to Beyak's statement. "As a former national chief, this is important to me."

Beyak said she would not be resigning from the Senate nor would she give up her seat on the Senate's Aboriginal Peoples committee. The chair of the committee, Liberal Saskatchewan Senator Lillian Dyck, had asked Beyak to consider resigning from the committee Thursday out of fear her comments could tarnish its work.


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