Sen. Lynn Beyak is denying she ever claimed to be Metis. She issued a two-line statement Wednesday saying the media have reported that she is Metis but she says she has never been a member of the Indigenous nation.
The Senate Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators Committee is recommending that Sen. Lynn Beyak be suspended without pay from the Senate for the remainder of this Parliament after refusing to remove racist letters about Indigenous people from her website.
Sen. Lynn Beyak is applauding an online survey that suggests a majority of Canadians believes the government apologizes too much for residential schools and that Indigenous people should integrate more even if it means losing their culture.
Members of the Independent Senators Group have asked the Senate Ethics Officer and the Senate Internal Economy committee to look into whether newly independent Sen. Lynn Beyak’s "deeply offensive" posts on her website breached Senate conduct.