Liberals call Jason Kenney “racist”

Liberals call Jason Kenney a racist for requesting ‘English to English’ translation of Minister Sajjan

National Post Staff | February 2, 2016 | Last Updated: Feb 3 9:08 AM ET
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Jason Kenney, left, was accused by Liberals of being "racist" over his request minister of defence Harjit Sajjan offer an "English to English" translation of his comments on the war in Syria.

Adrian Wyld/ The Canadian PressJason Kenney, left, was accused by Liberals of being “racist” over his request minister of defence Harjit Sajjan offer an “English to English” translation of his comments on the war in Syria.

Jason Kenney is fighting back against allegations he shouted something racist at his Liberal successor as defence minister during question period Monday.

Kenney, the Conservative MP for Calgary Midnapore, allegedly heckled the new defence minister Harjit Sajjan’s over his answer to a question about the Canadian mission in Syria.

The Liberals said Kenney yelled he needed an “English to English” translation of the minister’s response in order to understand the government’s convoluted stance on the mission.

Sajjan is Sikh and immigrated from India as a child, so many Liberals took Kenney’s words as barb related to the minister’s (very subtle) accent.

One Liberal rose on a point of order to ask Kenney to apologize, which he refused, saying: “There’s nothing to apologize for and he would encourage the minister to explain” the government’s plans for the international fight against ISIL.

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Kenney’s remarks called “clearly and undoubtedly racial”, politicians in India outraged

Jason Kenney’s Heckling Against Harjit Sajjan Riles Politicians In India

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A Conservative MP’s outburst toward Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan earlier this week has riled parliamentarians and spurred calls for an apology — in India.

Amarinder Singh, a popular Punjab politician, criticized Jason Kenney’s alleged request for an “English-to-English” translation of Sajjan’s remarks earlier this week about the government’s plan to combat the so-called Islamic State.

Singh, who is a current member of Parliament in the Indian National Congress, tweeted on Friday that the remark was an example of “racial humiliation.”

He urged the Opposition MP to apologize to Sajjan or “be admonished and reprimanded in accordance” with Canadian parliamentary law.amarinder singh

“Every Indian in general and every Sikh in particular feels hurt over the racial slur against Mr Sajjan whose contribution to the Canadian nation remains unparalleled,” he said.
Former chief minister of the Indian state of Punjab and Congress Party candidate for Amritsar’s parliamentary seat Amarinder Singh addresses supporters at Khasa village, near Amritsar, on Apr. 3, 2014. (Photo: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)

According to DNA India, Punjab-based Conservative Sikh political party Shiromani Akali Dal also labelled Kenney’s comment as “racist” behaviour that should not be condoned by political leaders.

He expanded on his sentiment in a statement obtained by India Today, describing Kenney’s remarks as “outrageous” and “clearly and undoubtedly racial.”

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CBC airs Scaachi Koul ranting about how white people disgust her

CBC airs Scaachi Koul ranting about how white people disgust her 

Morning rave, or boring rave? Scaachi Koul investigates

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/schedule-for-tuesday-february-2-2016-1.3429170/morning-rave-or-boring-rave-scaachi-koul-investigates-1.3430109

By Audrey Davis

February 03, 2016

Scaachi tells Shad what happened when she tried (really tried) to stay positive for a whole week.

Scaachi Koul and Shadrach Kabango Source

First of all, the title is grossly misleading the readers as Koul doesn’t make an investigation, but only shares  a personal  rant about an event she chose to attend.

Her rant goes on for about 8 minutes and, in spite of trying to be funny, her true colours pierce the thin layer of failed jocular approach and leave the listener wondering if taxpayers fund CBC for such trash shows.

I am not judging her professed dislike of white people as everyone is entitled to show and support ethnic solidarity.

What is disgusting about her rant is her general tone that projects not only a sense of ethnic superiority, but also a rather disturbing mindset: she really feels unsafe in the middle of a group of white people, but, curiously, she chooses to live in Canada instead of actually moving to her parents’ country of origin for a few months at least. You know, to recharge her batteries.

Inferring that, if these white people woke up early to participate in this event they may have no jobs, while she proudly declares that she can hardly go to “work” (BTW, what work?) around 11AM, reflects her

She sneered during the entire rant, somehow proud of her accomplishment.

University of Ottawa yoga class replaces white teacher with teacher of South Indian descent

University of Ottawa yoga class resumes with new teacher

A controversial yoga class at the University of Ottawa is back on — with a teacher of Indian background, who is wondering if she was hired because of her race.

Jennifer Scharf used to teach a free yoga class at the University of Ottawa before it was cancelled in late 2015 due to concerns about cultural "oppression."

Jennifer Scharf used to teach a free yoga class at the University of Ottawa before it was cancelled in late 2015 due to concerns about cultural “oppression.”

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Jennifer Scharf used to teach a free yoga class at the University of Ottawa before it was cancelled in late 2015 due to concerns about cultural “oppression.”

Little more than two months ago, many were outraged to hear that a yoga class at the University of Ottawa was cancelled. The problem wasn’t a lack of interest, the class’s teacher said. It was concerns that yoga was taken from India, a culture that “experienced oppression, cultural genocide and diasporas due to colonialism and western supremacy,” according to the group that once sponsored it.

For those enraged about political correctness and trigger warnings — and worried about free speech — on many university campuses, this appeared to be Exhibit A demonstrating that the youth of North America have gone crazy.

“Just take a semester at UOttawa, and you’ll have 100s of useless controversies thrown in your face,” one commenter wrote on the Facebook page of the campus group that cancelled the class. “Oh yeah, and your tuition money pays for that.”

Now, it appears the controversial class is back on — with a teacher of Indian background, who is wondering if she was hired because of her race.

“Nothing was brought to my attention to teach in a different way or do something differently than the other instructor because none of that was really mentioned to me,” Priya Shah, the new teacher, told the CBC.

VANCOUVER: Group including some Syrians gets pepper sprayed, politicians go ballistic

Pepper spray attack on refugees ‘a troubling incident,’ says Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer

‘It is a hate crime against new people who have come to Canada and that is a pretty serious thing’

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Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer is calling a pepper spray attack outside a welcome event for Syrian refugees a very troubling hate crime and asked the perpetrator to turn himself in.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. PT Friday 100 people were gathered outside of the Muslim Association of Canada Centre, located at 2122 Kingsway Avenue, when an unknown man on a bicycle rode up and pepper sprayed a group of men, women and children, which included newly arrived refugees from Syria.

Paramedics and the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service treated 15 people for exposure to pepper spray.

Black U.S. citizen Kyle Canty denied refugee status in Canada

U.S. citizen Kyle Canty says he fears for his life in his home country because of his race.

U.S. citizen Kyle Canty says he fears for his life in his home country because of his race. (CBC)

A U.S. citizen has been denied asylum in Vancouver after asking Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board to grant him refugee status because he feared police in his home country would kill him because he’s black.

Kyle Lydell Canty, 30, crossed into B.C.’s Lower Mainland in early September 2015, telling border agents that he was just visiting, but once in Vancouver he decided to apply to remain as a refugee.