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Lynn Beyak should be charged with hate crime says Indigenous senator – APTN

January 5, 2018

Embattled Sen. Lynn Beyak could be charged with a hate crime says fellow senator Lillian Dyck.

Dyck is referring to letters Beyak, 68, recently posted on her Parliamentary website that support the “good” that Indian residential schools did.

“I looked it up,” Dyck told APTN News Friday. “Hate speech is communicating statements in public that incite hatred against any identifiable group.

“Police should look at this. Check all the letters and make a determination as to whether it met the high standard for hate speech. She could be charged.”

Dyck is from the Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan and chair of the Aboriginal Peoples committee. Beyak was removed from that committee earlier this year when she expressed support for the schools.

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