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OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) – Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) MP and leadership candidate Dr. Leslyn Lewis blasted the recent cancel-culture trend of “canceling” Canada Day, saying there is no “shame” in being proud of one’s country.

“I love Canada,” wrote Lewis in a platform update posted to her website last week. “I am so disturbed to see the recent trend of treating our nation and our history like something that should be a source of shame.”

Lewis added that she “couldn’t believe it when I saw that Winnipeg is holding July 1st ‘New Day’ celebrations instead of celebrating Canada Day.”

“Even if there are things about our nation you would like to see change, shouldn’t a love of Canada be a prerequisite to working on its behalf?”

Lewis then blasted a report about an Ontario school that allegedly gave a trigger warning to parents that their kids would be learning about the Canadian flag.

“And yet there are people in Canada who believe Canada Day needs to be canceled, or that they need to consider how people might feel about our flag, as if it could be anything but a symbol of unity and pride,” wrote Lewis.

Lewis added that although Canada’s history is “of course not” filled with “perfect people,” she is “still proud of my nation and I love my fellow Canadians.”

“We will not move forward as a nation if we don’t understand the strong foundation upon which we are founded,” wrote Lewis.

“Despite the complicated past that accompanies all nations, we were the country where the Underground Railroad landed. And we are still a hopeful nation that will steadfastly work on achieving reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.”

READ: Conservative MP Leslyn Lewis favors ‘open’ debate on abortion to take the lead on the issue

When news broke that the Canada Day celebrations at a popular downtown market in Winnipeg would be renamed “New Day,” many took issues with the name change.

“Winnipeg plans to rename Canada Day, ‘New Day’. Congratulations to the fool who suggested this. Canadians are supposed to be ashamed of the flag, country and history & argue it’s in the interest of being inclusive, but its is another divide and conquer tactic,” wrote Twitter user Pauline Hall.

Lewis calls out Trudeau’s attack on freedom 

Lewis lamented the recent attacks on the freedoms of Canadians, which include the use of the Emergencies Act by the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to shut down the Freedom Convoy.

She wrote that she “mourned to see so many of the freedoms we were founded upon trampled by the Liberal government.”

“But that doesn’t change how I feel about my country. It simply makes me even more passionate about helping get Canada back on track,” she said. “We were a beacon of freedom and hope for generations. We were a trusted ally in the world wars.”

On the eve of Canada Day this year in Ottawa, police violently arrested Canadians at a freedom rally.

The arrest came only hours after Canadian veteran and freedom fighter James Topp completed his over 4,000 km march to Ottawa on foot.

Trudeau in his Canada Day statement this year said that “today, we celebrate the place we all call home. I know for some, our country’s historic wrongs can make that difficult.”

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This time last year, Justin Trudeau and his media allies were at the forefront of falsely accusing Catholic institutions of having buried Indigenous children in mass graves at various residential schools across Canada.

There was and is no credible evidence to support these wild accusations, but many Canadians are still unaware of the facts.

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The anger generated by the media at home and abroad saw over twenty Canadian churches burned, and extensive damage done to many more, but the record has never been set straight in what amounts to a disinformation campaign. 

Terry Glavin at the National Post recently wrote a masterful piece that may go down in history as the definitive “debunking” of the assertions about the mass graves that never were.

Glavin points out that “nothing new was added to the public record” concerning the history of residential schools in Canada.

“The legacy of the schools had already been exhaustively explored in the testimony of hundreds of elders and a series of inquiries, public hearings, criminal cases, settlements and federal investigations going back decades. Most important of these efforts were the widely publicized undertakings of the 2008-2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), and the content of its voluminous findings,” Glavin wrote.

“…[N]ot a single mass grave was discovered in Canada last year,” he added.

“The several sites of unmarked graves that captured international headlines were either already-known cemeteries, or they remain sites of speculation even now, unverified as genuine grave sites.”

“Not a single child” accounted for during the extensively researched commission “was located in any of these places,” Glavin underscored.

“In none of these places were any human remains unearthed.”

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Even Trudeau's kneeling at what was reported upon as a just-discovered residential school burial ground was a lie - it was actually a well-known Catholic cemetery, but the media didn't let these details get in the way of reinforcing their narrative.

Trudeau also called on Pope Francis to come to Canada and apologize for what had happened, as outlets like Reuters, the New York Times and scores more told the world that “nearly 1000 bodies” had been found in two mass graves. 

Those online articles were quietly edited from "mass graves" to "unmarked graves", but we still have the Twitter posts from major outlets like Reuters to prove the staggering level of misinformation. 

SIGN: Justin Trudeau must tell Canadians the truth - there were no mass graves

According to an extensive investigation by Professor Emeritus Jacques Rouillard from the Université de Montréal: “The ‘discovery’ was first reported last May 27 (2021) by Tk’emlúps te secwépemc First Nation Chief Rosanne Casimir after an anthropologist, Sarah Beaulieu, used ground-penetrating radar in a search for the remains of children alleged by some to be buried there.”

“Her preliminary report is actually based on depressions and abnormalities in the soil of an apple orchard near the school – not on exhumed remains.”

Professor Rouillard opined that the unverifiable narrative of what could have amounted to child-murder has led to the false assertion of genocide, an assertion without any supporting evidence.

“By never pointing out that it is only a matter of speculation or potentiality, and that no remains have yet been found, governments and the media are simply granting credence to what is really a thesis: the thesis of the ‘disappearance’ of children from residential schools,” Rouillard wrote.  

“And all of this is based only on soil abnormalities that could easily be caused by root movements, as the anthropologist herself cautioned in the July 15 press conference.”  

The vast majority of Canadians have been misled by the media and Mr. Trudeau, believing the most incredible smears imaginable, leading to scores of attacks on churches around the country. 

It's time we heard the truth.

Please sign the petition today.

We are also cc'ing Canada's Catholic bishops on this petition - they must also demand the record be corrected, lest Canadians continue believing the mainstream media's disinformation. 

For More Information: 

How the world's media got it wrong on residential school graves - National Post

Trudeau lied about the bogus mass grave story - LifeSiteNews

Trudeau's narrative was a hoax - LifeSiteNews

**Photo: St. Jean Baptiste Church in Morinville burned to the ground on June 30, 2021**

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Also, just before Canada Day, Freedom Convoy leader Tamara Lich was arrested again after apparently violating her bail conditions. She is set to appear before a court tomorrow.

Lewis is the only pro-life candidate in the running for leadership of the CPC and has been firm in her opposition to unrestricted abortion.

Lewis recently said that as prime minister, she would allow for an “open” debate regarding life issues in Canada, saying the party needs to “take control of the conversation.”

The CPC will elect its new leader on September 10.

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