Stockwell Day, former cabinet member of Stephen Harper in the Canadian government, received backlash for comments made during Power and Politics. On the program, Day argued, “Canadians are not racist. And our system… is not systematically racist.”
In response to the outrage, Day tweeted. “I ask forgiveness for wrongly equating my experiences to theirs. I commit to them my unending efforts to fight racism in all its forms,”
Here is that tweet.
The resulting backlash led McMillan LLP offered a press release informing the public that Day had resigned from his position.
“Yesterday, Stockwell Day made comments during a televised interview that run counter to this view. Today, he offered his resignation as a strategic advisor at our firm and it was accepted.”
To catch the original comments made by Day follow this link.