(Edmonton Sun) The "racist" comments of a New Brunswick Conservative MP have outraged community members and political figures in B.C., who say the remarks have set Canada back in the ongoing fight against racism in a multicultural society.
According to political website iPolitics, John Williamson told delegates at a conference in Ottawa on Saturday that it makes no sense to pay "whities" to stay home while companies bring in "brown people" as temporary foreign workers.
The statement was in response to a question about the shortage of workers in meat packing and processing, iPolitics reported.
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New Brunswick Conservative MP John Williamson has come under fire for comments he made over the weekend.
Williamson has since sent out three tweets in which he apologized "unreservedly" for his "offensive and inappropriate language regarding the Temporary Foreign Workers Program."