The B.C. election has kicked off with an unpleasant occurring on Tuesday when a candidate of the NDP was enforced to resign due to her provocative remarks about aboriginals. The leader of New Democratic Party, Adrian Dix, accepted the resignation of the party’s candidate for Kelowna-Mission, Dayleen Van Ryswyk, explaining that she made unacceptable comments on the internet involving the compensation for First Nations.
On the 2009 forum, a user named Dayleen wrote in a thread entitled “Strip Them of the Status Card.” The post mentioned that “it’s not the status cards, it’s the fact that we have been paying out of the nose for generations for something that isn’t our doing. If their ancestors sold out too cheaply, it’s not my fault and I shouldn’t have to be paying for any mistake or whatever you want to call it from MY hard earned money.” Additionally, the user stated that “I don’t think anyone is saying that wrongs didn’t happen (incredible wrongs). You could have almost any race, group or ethnic people tell you horrible haunting stories of what happened to them. If someone did me wrong, it’s my right to sue … as it is everyone else’s.”
Furthermore, another post read that “again, how many Jewish, Polish, Russian, Dutch, etc. walked into a gas chamber, were gunned down, raped, tortured and starved to death. . . tell me how many Germans do you know that are handing over a (portion) of their paycheck EVERY month for what happened NOT very long ago. . . ”
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