Sports Jagmeet Singh Responds To Don Cherry's Comments With A Rare Photo Of His Great Grandpa
Sportsnet apologizes for Don Cherry's anti-immigrant comments
Sportsnet apologizes for Don Cherry's anti-immigrant commentsSportsnet president Bart Yabsley says Cherry's comments are offensive and discriminatory.
Don Cherry's recent comments about immigrants and Remembrance Day have caught the attention of Canadians. Some of the responses have been negative, while others have supported what Cherry had to say. Other responses, however, wanted to shed light on immigrants who fought for Canada. NDP leaderhighlighted the efforts of one of his family members.
"Don, let me introduce you to '#youpeople'," Singh wrote on Twitter. "My great grandfather, Hira Singh, who served in WW1 & WW2 under the British. We honour all who served. #RemembranceSunday."
Vancouver Canucks captain says 'no place' in hockey for Don Cherry's comments
The Vancouver hockey community had mixed reactions to the dismissal of Don Cherry. The Canucks criticized his comments about immigrants, but others feel his punishment was too harsh.Sportsnet cut ties with the controversial broadcaster after Cherry's comments targeting immigrants for not wearing poppies were widely criticized.
The #youpeople hashtag that Singh used in his tweet was in direct reference to Don Cherry's remarks during a Hockey Night In Canada broadcast.
While discussing Remembrance Day, particularly wearing a poppy,, "You people love, that come here, whatever it is, you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that."
Singh continued his response in a second tweet, writing, "All sorts of people have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of Canada. Women, immigrants, LGBTQ2S Cdns, Indigenous people. There is no "#youpeople”. We’re all as Canadian as the next. We honour all who served. That's what Canada is all about. #RemembranceSunday."
Jagmeet Singh was not the only politician to share a response to Don Cherry's remarks. Justin Trudeau retweeted a response from Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan, which included seven tweets about immigrants and women who served for Canada.
"Last night, Don Cherry made comments that are wrong in describing Canadians' remembrance of our veterans," Sajjan wrote in his first tweet.
"His remarks don't recognize the contribution of Canada's diverse communities. I hope we can turn this into a moment where we can learn about about all who have served."
Trudeau also shared tweets about Cherry's remarks from Liberal MP Greg Fergus and Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi.
Don Cherry defends Hockey Night in Canada comments but says he would have ‘used different words’
In an interview with Global News, Cherry refused to back down from his comments and said that everyone should wear a poppy to honour Canada’s fallen soldiers. “I do believe to this day that everybody in Canada should have a poppy on, out of honour and respect of the fallen soldiers that have fallen in the Second World War, Korea and the whole deal," Cherry said."Those people who gave their lives, at least we can buy a poppy.”Pressed on whether his comments were racist, Cherry said his comments weren’t directed at minorities, and that what he said applies to anyone.
after Don Cherry's comments. Cherry has yet to make a statement.
This Remembrance Day has already had some controversy after a news story falsely reported.
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Cherry to release 'Grapevine' podcast .
Don Cherry will soon have a new platform. The 85-year-old will release a podcast called "Grapevine," Cherry told the Toronto Sun's Joe Warmington. Cherry was fired by Sportsnet last week for making offensive comments about immigrants during "Coach's Corner" on Nov. 9. "You people that come here, you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple of bucks for poppies or something like that," Cherry said. CherryThe 85-year-old will release a podcast called "Grapevine," Cherry told the Toronto Sun's Joe Warmington.
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