Lynn Beyak Removed from Senate's Aboriginal Peoples Committee

Lynn Beyak Removed from Senate's Aboriginal Peoples Committee

Senator Lynn Beyak has been removed from the Senate's Aboriginal peoples committee, interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose told CBC News in an interview Wednesday.

Ambrose said she made the decision jointly with the newly minted leader of the Conservative caucus in the Senate, Larry Smith.

"I have been very clear that I do not in any way support Senator Beyak's comments about residential schools. There is no way to explain her comments," Ambrose said. "She has been removed from the Aboriginal affairs committee in the Senate and I think that's the right thing to do. I don't think her comments send the right message."

Ambrose said the decision was made Wednesday.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/lynn-beyak-aboriginal-peoples-committee-1.4057587

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