'Racism will not be tolerated,' Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says
Sen. Lynn Beyak has been kicked out of the Conservative caucus because of letters posted to her Senate website deemed racist by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and others.
In a statement, Scheer said he had asked Beyak to remove the letters, in support of her earlier defence of residential schools, where some 6,000 Indigenous children died from malnourishment and disease.
Scheer said in his statement he asked Beyak to remove the letters from her website, but she refused.
"As a result of her actions, the Conservative Senate Leader Larry Smith and I have removed Senator Lynn Beyak from the Conservative National Caucus," the statement reads.
"Promoting this comment is offensive and unacceptable for a Conservative Parliamentarian."
The statement went on to say, "Racism will not be tolerated in the Conservative Caucus or Conservative Party of Canada."