Everyone is familiar with the drug Thalidomide and its devastating impact. In the 1950s, it was prescribed to pregnant woman for morning sickness and caused massive birth defects.
Kent Hehr is Justin Trudeau’s Minister for Disabilities but he shouldn’t be. This fall, when the Thalidomide Survivors Task Group was on Parliament Hill to lobby for compensation and increased annual disability pensions, he met with them.
They were surprised when, instead of listening to them, he began lecturing them.
He himself is disabled, so you would think that perhaps he would have had some sympathy, but his conversation showed nothing but arrogance and contempt for them.
In a rambling lecture, he told them, “You don’t have it as bad today as adults as you did when you were kids.”
And went on to say, “Everyone in Canada has a sob story,” “Lots of people have it bad in Canada — disabled people, poor people, not just you.”
These remarks and others he allegedly made have proved that he is clearly unfit to serve as Minister. He is just one more example of Justin Trudeau’s poor judgment.
David Anderson, MP