Sask NDP Call For Conservative MP's Ouster For Homophobic Remarks
When the Saskatchewan Party vacated their old opposition offices at the Provincial Legislature in November, they left behind something that they will wish they hadn't.
The Saskatchewan NDP Caucus has released the transcript of some old video that shows Regina Conservative Member of Parliament, Tom Lukiwski making some very negative anti-gay comments. With him is now premier, Brad Wall (speaking with a foreign accent - imitating Roy Romanow supporter) and disgraced Conservative Senator Eric Bernston. It appears as if the group was having a party during the 1991 Saskatchewan election when they were all Progressive Conservatives working for re-election of the Grant Devine machine. Here is a sample from the tape:
TOM LUKIWSKI: "Well, let me put it to you this way. There’s A’s and there’s B’s. The A’s are guys like me, the B’s are homosexual faggots with dirt on their fingernails that transmit diseases."
CBC is reporting:
"The Saskatchewan NDP is calling on the prime minister to throw a Conservative MP out of the party caucus over homophobic comments he made in 1991.
The New Democrats in Regina released a DVD to the media Thursday which the party said contains a recording of Regina-area MP Tom Lukiwski making disparaging remarks about homosexuals.
The NDP said it found the 17-year-old tape when it moved into the Opposition offices at the provincial legislature.
"How did I feel when I viewed it? I think I can say disturbing — his comments were disturbing, and it made me feel rather sick," said New Democrat MLA Pat Atkinson.
Shortly after Atkinson released the tape to media in Regina, New Democrat MP Bill Siksay raised the matter during question period in Ottawa.
The B.C. MP said the video showed Lukiwski referring to "homosexual faggots with dirt under their fingernails who spread diseases."
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