Lynn Beyak thumbs nose at Senate orders on racist letters about Indigenous Peoples

The controversy arose after Beyak gave a speech in the Senate in January 2018, in which she argued that Indian residential schools did a lot of good for Indigenous children, although many suffered physical and sexual abuse and thousands died from disease and malnutrition. She subsequently posted dozens of letters on her website to show she had support for her views.

In a report released in April, Senate ethics officer Pierre Legault concluded that five of the letters contained racist content, suggesting that Indigenous people are lazy, chronic whiners who are milking the residential-school issue to get government handouts.