Paul Bunner watches federal election results at an Edmonton restaurant on Oct. 21, 2019.

Alberta’s Opposition NDP have released new articles by the premier’s speechwriter containing racist language and have renewed calls for his firing.

Since last week both the NDP opposition and at least one Indigenous leader have called for Premier Jason Kenney’s speechwriter Paul Bunner to be fired over his past writing including an article that called Canada’s residential school system a “bogus genocide.” So far the government has refused, continuing to insist that the articles are old and that Mr. Bunner’s position has changed.

The latest pair of articles, released by the NDP on Tuesday, includes a 2003 opinion piece in which Bunner discusses his time living in a dorm at Boston University and making friends with two Black people which led him to believe that racism can be overcome.

In it, he argues “everyone knows that race is the defining element of violent crime in Canada today,” and adds, “On the prairies, if it’s not Asian gangbangers whacking each other and occasionally innocent bystanders, it’s Aboriginal murder and mayhem.”

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Source:: Edmonton Journal – Politics


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NDP renews calls for Kenney speechwriter to be fired over controversial articles

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