O'Toole accuses activists of 'tearing down' Canada after towns cancel Canada Day events - 2021-06-23

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F182.png O'Toole accuses activists of 'tearing down' Canada after towns cancel Canada Day events June 23, 2021, John Paul Tasker, CBC News

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said today he's troubled by the cancellation of Canada Day celebrations in some municipalities and accused "a small group of activist voices" of continually talking down the country rather than acknowledging its many successes.

In a speech at the final Conservative caucus meeting before the House of Commons goes on its summer break, O'Toole said that while Canada's history is littered with injustice and wrongdoing, that doesn't justify cancelling the nation's birthday — a time to give thanks for "living in the greatest country in the world."

O'Toole said the recent Kamloops residential school discovery is "very troubling" and "dreadful." He called it evidence of the "grave injustices" committed against Indigenous peoples.

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{{cite news | first = John Paul | last = Tasker | title = O'Toole accuses activists of 'tearing down' Canada after towns cancel Canada Day events | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/otoole-activists-canada-day-1.6076752 | work = CBC News | date = June 23, 2021 | accessdate = September 5, 2021 }}