Black UCP minister snubbed at Edmonton anti-racism rally

Written By Guest User, Posted on June 7, 2020

At an Edmonton protest against racism towards black people and other people of colour, the organizers of Friday’s rally, Fight for Equity, disinvited black UCP minister Kaycee Madu after initially inviting him to speak. 

A smaller anti-racism rally got underway at the front of the the Alberta legislature Friday afternoon, before marching…

Posted by Global Edmonton on Friday, June 5, 2020

Madu, an immigrant from Nigeria and the first African-born provincial minister in Canada, was initially invited by Hazelyn Williams, the Shadow Minister of Community, Housing, and Social Services for the Alberta Party, as verified by email records obtained by The National Telegraph. However, for reasons unknown as of now, Madu was informed that there would no longer be a speaking slot available for him. 

Interestingly enough, another black Albertan and politician, NDP MLA David Shepherd, was able to speak to the crowd of nearly 10,000 for over 10 minutes. 

Last night I had the honour and privilege of speaking at the Fight for Equity rally at the Alberta Legislature where…

Posted by David Shepherd, MLA Edmonton-City Centre on Saturday, June 6, 2020

Responding to the speaking snub, Madu wrote in an email to The National Telegraph, stating, “We end racism by coming together. I had hoped to stand with all the political parties to present a unified front against the scourge of racism. I have no doubt many of the attendees would have loved to see that. Unfortunately, some leftists wanted division, which is their stock in trade.”

“Equality, justice and human dignity are core conservative values. Conservatives must unite to take the narrative away from the leftists who use this issue for electoral gains.” – Kaycee Madu

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