By Letter to the Editor on November 16, 2019.
I don’t believe Don Cherry if he states that “you people” was assigned to every newcomer – he singled out immigrants that seemed not to be welcome by him and lots of other Canadians (mostly white conservative). And even if he meant every newcomer, who is he to point the finger? Immigrants made this great nation great and immigrants fought in all Canadian wars.
How can he ignore that? He simply violated his role; he’s in the public eye and should know better what his comments can do to people. I am an immigrant myself and became Canadian in 2012; I know what sacrifices Canadians made and that they helped and still help to make this world a better place. And no, you cannot compare that to Trudeau’s blackface (which was of course totally dumb to do). Trudeau handled this with an apology and not with a comment saying I was right to do so.
So dear, Don, it’s time to retire and in private you can have your own opinion but not on TV when you can hurt people that came and come to this country to make it a great place to live in.