He called out Conservatives' silence on white supremacists. Then he got sued. - 2019-05-30
Six days after a deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Keenan Aylwin took to Facebook to express outrage at what he described as the failure of two Conservative federal MPs to denounce white supremacy in Canada.
It was the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Aylwin, a first-term city councillor from Barrie, Ontario, wrote about his outrage at federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer's participation at a rally in Ottawa that included people with some extreme anti-immigrant and racist views, including white nationalist Faith Goldy and members of the far-right Yellow Vest Canada movement, as well as supporters of pipelines.
Aylwin took issue with Scheer's failure to denounce the extreme elements at the rally, and questioned the silence of two Barrie-area MPs, John Brassard and Alex Nuttall, on the matter. (Nuttall was friends with Goldy on Facebook before she was banned from the platform.)