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Alberta NDP, Indigenous leaders renew calls for Kenney to fire speechwriter over 2013 essay – Globalnews.ca

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 202028 Views

July 7, 2020

Members of Alberta’s official Opposition and some Indigenous leaders have renewed calls for Premier Jason Kenney to fire his speechwriter over a 2013 essay that was critical of how Indigenous issues are framed in Canada, and which argues the narrative around residential schools amounts to a “bogus genocide story.”

“Today I asked the premier to take these calls seriously and remove Paul Bunner. He ignored me,” Alberta NDP Indigenous Relations Critic Richard Feehan said at a news conference in Edmonton on Monday.

“Paul Bunner enjoys a highly-paid position of influence in our province as one of the premier’s closest collaborators,” he said. “Paul Bunner harbours a profound hatred and contempt for Indigenous people.

“Why won’t the premier confront the racism in his own office today? This is shameful. Paul Bunner must be fired immediately.”

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/7146424/bunner-kenney-speechwriter-indigenous-residential-schools/

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