Tory MP says he misspoke after NDP MP accuses him of making anti-Indigenous comment

 The Canadian Press  06/06/2024  A Conservative MP apologized in the House of Commons on Thursday after an Indigenous colleague from across the political aisle called him out for linking an offender’s criminal record to his race. Brad Redekopp says he misspoke earlier this week when he brought up the 2022 mass stabbings in Saskatchewan during a debate about measures to address systemic racism within the RCMP. On Tuesday, the Saskatoon MP criticized parole officers for releasing Myles Sanderson on parole before the James Smith Cree Nation member perpetrated the killings. He incorrectly suggested that the parole board predicted Sanderson “was likely to reoffend because of his racial background.” The Conservative party sought to correct the record — not by striking the claim altogether but by changing it to say “regardless”…

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