As the Canadian Heritage committee of the House of Commons worries about fake news gaining legitimacy on social media, there can be no better chair than the one now in place, Liberal MP Hedy Fry.
If anyone knows fake news, it is she.
Fifteen years ago, when Fry was in cabinet with the Chretien gang as secretary of state for multiculturalism, she stood up in the House of Commons and uttered the following words regarding racism in Canada.
“Mr. Speaker,” she said. “We can just go to British Columbia, in Prince George, where crosses are being burned on lawns as we speak.”
That’s right, “as we speak.”