Monday, July 10, 2017

Brampton councillor under fire for racially insensitive email - TORONTO STAR

Originally published: July 6, 2017

Mayor Linda Jeffrey is urging a fellow city council member to seek diversity training for an email he wrote that says newcomers to Canada should learn the values of white people.

“I find it disheartening to hear such insensitive language being used by a member of my council,” said Jeffrey, responding to an email exchange between Regional Councillor John Sprovieri and a Brampton resident, which contains derogatory and racially charged language.

Responding to Sheila Jacobson, the author of the email headed with the subject line “Why are WHITE PEOPLE still planning Brampton’s future?,” Sprovieri stated that white people of Canada had created “a great system where everyone is welcome and can live peacefully together.