Canadian Public Rallies Against Inappropriate Comments Directed at Immigrants
Canadian celebrity Don Cherry was recently fired from his position as a hockey commentator after he implied that immigrants are not willing to wear the poppy pin for Remembrance Day. While expressing the importance of remembering and honouring our veterans, Mr. Cherry implied that people who “come here” aren’t willing to pay for and wear a poppy, as part of our tradition of honouring Canadian veterans.
Regardless of his intentions, this is a good reminder that our words can hurt others and that negative and generalizing comments against immigrants will not be accepted by the Canadian public.
Further information, including a photo of NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s grandfather who fought in WW1 and WW2 with Canadian allies, can be found here: https://globalnews.ca/news/6155243/don-cherry-out-as-host-of-coachs-corner-following-poppy-controversy/
*Photo credit: CBC Sports.