In the House of Commons, NDP MP Leah Gazan has proposed drafting a bill to ban the denial of genocide in Indian residential schools.
“Denying genocide is a form of hate speech,” said Gazan, who represents the riding of Winnipeg Centre. “That kind of speech is violent and re-traumatizes those who attended residential school.”
The office of Marc Miller, the Liberal minister in charge of Crown-Indigenous relations, has expressed interest in reviewing the proposed bill.
Olivia Stefanovich of CBC News reports:
NDP MP calls for hate speech law to combat residential school 'denialism' | CBC News
Richard Raycraft of CBC News reports:
MPs back motion calling on government to recognize residential schools program as genocide | CBC News
The Parliament of Canada provides basic facts about Ms. Gazan:
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