...i am not alone, apparently...
“With the horrific news out of Saskatchewan, our collective call, again, is for concrete transformative action,” Wilson-Raybould tweeted. “@JustinTrudeau, if you care enough to make things right, stop your selfish jockeying for an election — which no one really wants — and do what you promised in 2018.”
She woke up Thursday morning to a text of the tweet and a comment from Bennett with one word: “Pension?”
The implication from Trudeau’s Minister of Crown-Indigenous relations was that Wilson-Raybould, herself a former regional chief in British Columbia, wasn’t actually interested in concrete action for First Nations, she wanted to secure some money for herself. Members of Parliament first elected in 2015 become eligible for a pension after six years of service in the House of Commons.
With an election expected this fall, possibly before the class of 2015 passes the six-year mark, Bennett was saying Wilson-Raybould wanted to put off an election to qualify for her pension.
Wilson-Raybould posted a screenshot of the text on Twitter where she called Bennett’s comments “racist and misogynistic.”
She’s not wrong.
“Reflects notion that Indigenous peoples are lazy & only want $ Shows disregard, disdain, & disrespect for Indigenous peoples,” Wilson-Raybould tweeted.