Gerald Butts Says Jody Wilson-Raybould Turned Down Indigenous Services Ministry Role Due To Her Opposition To The Indian Act

That just makes her look even more principled, and further undercuts Butts’ attempt to refute her testimony.

During his ongoing testimony, Gerald Butts says he was stunned by Jody Wilson-Raybould (according to him) turning down the offer of being Indigenous Affairs Minister.

He says her reason was that she was a lifelong opponent of the Indian Act, and could not be in a role that would require implementing that legislation.

The Indian Act is a horrible piece of legislation, and Wilson-Raybould deserves credit for sticking by her principles.

Of course, by revealing this, Butts has actually further increased Jody Wilson-Raybould’s credibility, and further undercut his own.

By showing how principled Wilson-Raybould is, Butts raises the question of why anyone should believe him when he tries to refute her strong testimony.

Spencer Fernando

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