MP Michael Cooper disparaged 'goat herder cultures' in 2008 law class discussion, lawyers claim - 2019-06-18

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F182.png MP Michael Cooper disparaged 'goat herder cultures' in 2008 law class discussion, lawyers claim June 18, 2019, Evan Dyer, CBC News

Conservative MP Michael Cooper made comments deriding "goat herder cultures" during a discussion about Islam's compatibility with Canadian democracy when he was a law student at the University of Alberta a decade ago, according to two lawyers who have come forward to talk about the incident.

The lawyers allege the comments were made during a heated discussion in a seminar on multiculturalism and the minority rights section of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, with Cooper arguing that some cultures were incompatible with Canada's "Judeo-Christian values."

Contacted by CBC News this week, Cooper denied the allegation and said the incident was being mischaracterized.

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{{cite news | first = Evan | last = Dyer | title = MP Michael Cooper disparaged 'goat herder cultures' in 2008 law class discussion, lawyers claim | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/michael-cooper-goat-herder-cultures-1.5179039 | work = CBC News | date = June 18, 2019 | accessdate = June 24, 2019 }}