STATEMENT BY CHRIS LEWIS, MP ESSEX
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2021
Essex, ON – Words have power, our words matter. We model that to our children and teach them to use their words wisely. And when they mess up, we teach them how important it is to say “sorry” and to face the consequences.
Divisive rhetoric is never helpful or appropriate, especially in our current situation and especially from public officials. Sadly, many of our fellow Canadians of Asian descent, have been subject to hate and discrimination. We must use our words to build one another up, especially at times like this. As the great, late Martin King Jr said, “Be the peace you wish to see in the world.”
What Canadians desperately need is for their elected public officials to be talking about how we can re-open our border and the economy, how to secure vaccines, get Canadians back to work, and as important as the economic factors, fully restore our communities and the human connections so vital to our well-being
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