‘More Elected Officials Disrespecting Canada’

Another result of the Aboriginal attack on ‘Canada Day’:

“Things got heated at a Cape Breton regional council meeting during a discussion about how Canada Day was celebrated, exposing a rift between the deputy mayor and mayor. Some councillors say they were unfairly called racists in an email exchange after questioning the decision to call July 1 events “Night of Lights”, amid calls from {some} ‘Indigenous’ {sic} groups across the country to ‘reconsider’ Canada Day and the legacy of residential schools.

{Canadian Aboriginals are ‘Indigenous’ to Mongolia and Siberia.}

Cancel Canada Day (R-CANADALEFT-Reddit)

“It was sparked by an interview last month with the recreation department’s Joe Costello on ‘CBC Radio’.

Based upon some of the {unproven} ‘hard truths’ {rumours} that have been ‘exposed’ during the pandemic regarding our ‘Indigenous’ friends and neighbours, it’s still a hard time to celebrate Canada as an institution“,

{Not for Canadians who love their country…}

Costello told “Mainstreet Cape Breton”, when asked why Canada Day was not mentioned in CBRM communications about the upcoming holiday.

Some residents contacted councillors to complain that Canada Day was being cancelled, leading to an email exchange with councillors questioning why they were not involved in the decision.

“At a council meeting Tuesday, several said a staff member became upset over the emails {? Maybe they should find another job} and complained to the human resources department.

“In one email, the Mayor mentioned contacting the human rights commission over what she called “racial insensitivity” in the exchange, but she later declined to elaborate on that, saying it was a human resources issue.

“At the meeting, recreation director Kirk Durning told council the intent was not to cancel Canada Day, but to add a theme and to be ‘inclusive’ {Nonsense…}.

“In an interview, deputy mayor Earlene MacMullin said she objected to the name change because council was not consulted and she took it as disrespectful to the country {!}, especially since her son had just joined the navy.

My bigger problem is that when I noted that I was offended, no one seems to care, but yet other people get offended and it’s a priority“,

she said.

{You’re the wrong skin colour…}

“MacMullin said when she raised the issue, she was scolded by the Mayor and her concerns were ignored. That happens regularly, she said, and is only one example of council dysfunction. MacMullin said some council discussions are allowed to go on too long and stray from the topic. In other instances, the deputy mayor said councillors are having trouble getting topics onto the agenda for debate, not just the Canada Day naming issue…

“During Tuesday’s meeting, Coun. Darren Bruckschwaiger said after the Canada Day interview, he sent an email asking why council wasn’t informed of the name change. He also said he questioned the decision itself.

‘Tail wagging the dog’

Is every other group in our communities, our volunteers that are out there that call it Canada Day, were they being disrespectful or not ‘inclusive’?

“Bruckschwaiger said he did not get an answer. He said the email exchange implied anyone questioning the decision was racist.

There’s not a racist bone in my body. There never has been, never will be. So to hear that there’s people that went to HR, to me is pretty serious.”

“Bruckschwaiger, who was one of the first councillors elected to CBRM when it formed in 1995, also said he has sought legal advice and was generally upset with the way the municipality functions…

“Bruckschwaiger said he finds the “tail wagging the dog a lot“. He said staff often run things without council input, which was understandable during the pandemic, but should not be considered standard operating procedure.

We’re the ones that are elected, around this table, and anything of a big nature that could turn out to be controversial, I always think we should be part of. That’s why we’re here.”

“He refused to be interviewed after the meeting.

“During the council discussion, Coun. Gordon MacDonald also said he was not happy with the way the Canada Day name change was communicated and the resulting email exchange.

There’s not a racist bone in my body, as well“,

he said.

I spent 25 years with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers fighting for the rights and equality for every level of our minority peoples.”


–‘CBRM councillors get into heated exchange over Canada Day festivities name change’,

Tom Ayers, CBC, July13, 2022


See also:

Canada Day (Facts.net)

Aboriginals Lead Attack on Canada Day‘ (Winnipeg) {June 30, 2022}:

To me, the cancellation of Canada Day was a very divisive act. And I think that Canadians more than ever need to be looking to the things that unify us.”

The decision to rename ‘Canada Day’ celebrations in Winnipeg has divided people and comes at a time when cities across Canada are figuring out how to celebrate the anniversary of Confederation while respecting the process of {one-way} ‘reconciliation’.”



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