The mayor of a village in British Columbia, who was embroiled in a row over an allegedly racist social media post about Canada’s Indigenous Peoples, has now admitted to writing a Facebook post in which she trivialised the Holocaust.
The Mayor of Pouce Coupe, Lorraine Michetti, has apologised for an online post about Indigenous Peoples, but at a recent council meeting, she admitted that she had also written a Facebook post in which she said that federal gun control laws made her feel like a Jew “waiting for my cattle car.” She allegedly also said: “Once they take our guns away…back when Hitler…that’s what it was all about.”
Councillor Ken Drover challenged her saying that it was “a terrible, terrible, comparison” and “inexcusable.”
Ms Michetti allegedly replied that she “realised that”, but that her words had been “taken out of context.”
She also said that she would not step down despite having received emails from “all over Canada” saying that she should resign.
Federal Municipal Affairs Minister Josie Osborne criticised Ms Michetti’s comments, saying that elected officials were expected to “act with integrity.”