Minister for Disabilities is facing heavy criticism after Thalidomide survivors criticized him in a press conference.
As reported yesterday, Kent Hehr is being heavily criticized after Thalidomide survivors said he made ‘insulting’ comments towards them in a meeting.
Among those reported comments were the following:
“You don’t have it as bad today as adults as you did when you were kids.”
“Everyone in Canada has a sob story. Lots of people have it bad in Canada— disabled people, poor people, not just you.”
“So, you probably have about 10 years left now. That’s good news for the Canadian government.”
Conservative MP Karen Vecchio spoke for many Canadians when she asked for answers from Kent Hehr, as you can see below:
Considering that as Minister for Disabilities Hehr is supposed to be standing up for Canadians with disabilities, he has totally failed.
Vecchio clearly asked for clarification, but Hehr unfortunately just read the same PMO talking points twice in a row, without even putting any emotion into it.
Another fail by the Trudeau government.
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