Tory MPs Sue Ontario Councillor For Alleging They Play 'Footsies' With Racists - 2019-05-29
An Ontario city councillor facing lawsuits and reprimands remains steadfast in his demand that two Conservative MPs denounce white supremacy and hateful rhetoric. Barrie, Ont. Coun. Keenan Aylwin posted to his Facebook page March 21 — the International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and shortly after the mosque terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand — "there are people in positions of power that are using racist and white supremacist rhetoric for political gain across the world and right here in Canada."
He wrote that two local Conservative MPs, Alex Nuttall and John Brassard, need to publicly declare white nationalist "Faith Goldy, anti-immigration groups and all white supremacist and hateful rhetoric" are wrong, apologize for "the harm they caused by not doing so" and committ to supporting racialized and marginalized communities.
"They are playing footsies with white supremacists who have inspired violence," Aylwin wrote.