Jagmeet Singh Affair: Is the Bloc Quebecois a systemically racist political party?
Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet has sought to demand that Jagmeet Singh apologize for calling out Alain Therrien's racist behaviour when in fact it is Blanchet who should not only be apologizing to the House of Commons but also to Quebecers and the whole of Canada.
How dare Mr Therrien block a motion on an issue which has caused so many lives to be lost and destroyed!
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh was attempting to get all parties in the House to agree to a motion that recognizes the existence of systemic racism within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with the motion emphasizing that “several Indigenous people have died at the hands of the RCMP in recent months…”
In addition, the motion asked Members of Parliament to support a review of the RCMP’s budget and to demand that the RCMP release all of its use-of-force reports. Therrien was the only MP (of 338) who refused to support the motion (the motion did not pass), and according to Singh, made a dismissive hand gesture while doing so—something that prompted the NDP leader to speak out.
Much of the Canadian "mainstream" media has sought to reinforce the racist behaviour of Mr Therrien by focusing on the propriety of Mr Singh's conduct rather than the essential evil of Mr. Therrien's conduct.
I would not be surprised if Blanchet and Therrien conspired to hatch this roadblock to hold the RCMP accountable.
When you create a political party like the Bloc Quebecois that is focused on promoting one particular language which is inextricably associated with originating from one particular racial group, you have the basis of systemic racism.
It is therefore not surprising that the apparent red neck who Therrien represents in such an apparently racist political party would block such a motion.
Blanchet's behaviour shows all Quebecers and Canadians that the leader of the Bloc Quebecois implicitly endorses the entrenchment of human rights abuses in the RCMP which has supported a culture of assault, murder and over the years also genocide.
If Blanchet was not an apparent closet racist, he ought to have kicked Therrien out the the Bloc Quebecois for blocking such a motion.