Tim Minor is in Thermo King Minneapolis office, in charge of dealer relations. As agreed, I sent him the offending, racist hate email. He will deal with the situation of dealer John Yewchuk, Edmonton Thermo King dealer.
Note: when I say that the information is “boxed”, it is something you can see in the HTML view of the text. It is not visible in “rich text” view which this is. The point is that I cannot change what’s in the box – – someone else didn’t put John Yewchuk’s name on the hate email.
The email thread is from the bottom up.
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Forwarding of the Hate Email to Thermo King’s Minneapolis Office
From: Sandra Finley Sent: September 29, 2015 11:33 AM To: tim_minor AT irco.com Subject: FW: Fw: What Really Died in Auschwitz
The structure behind the offending email is boxed content. The bottom box contains this (scroll down, you will see it). Because of the boxing, I think Yewchuk’s role is clear.
John Yewchuk, CEO Thermo King Western Inc.
Before phoning Thermo King’s Regional Office, I left my name and phone number on John Yewshuk’s office phone, with a request that he phone me. I wished to confirm his role.
So far, there is no reply. (Update, John phoned. I told him that I got in contact because I wished to confirm that he sent the email. To my interpretation, he did not deny having done so.)
I mentioned to you the possibility of forwarding Yewchuk’s email to the RCMP. Maybe Edmonton City Police would be better. I lived in Edmonton in the early nineties and was impressed by the efforts they made to bring ethnic groups of long-standing enmity together, in community discussions. They taught those people a different way of being in their relationships. As I understood it, the purpose was to clear people’s minds of hatred that only fuels violence. (In my experience, positive people make positive contributions.)
I am not a lawyer, but I can find information. This may be helpful to you.
Hate law in Canada falls within the Criminal Code:
- The Code defines an “identifiable group” as “any section of the public distinguished by colour, race, religion, ethnic origin or sexual orientation”.
- Section 319 sets out the penalties for anyone who incites hatred against any identifiable group.
- Through the Common Law, Canada (Human Rights Commission) v. Taylor, , the Supreme Court said hate propaganda denotes any expression that is “intended or likely to circulate extreme feelings of opprobrium and enmity against a racial or religious group”.
I appreciate your attention to this matter.
In these troubling times we all have to pitch in to maintain some sanity. The hate and war mongers have to be challenged.
CHALLENGE TO THE PERSON WHO SENT THE EMAIL TO ME
(The email I sent to Yewchuk is basically the same, removed for brevity)
To: (person who forwarded the email to me)
From: Sandra Finley Sent: September 28, 2015 2:04 PM Subject: RE: Fw: What Really Died in Auschwitz
The situation (What Really Died in Auschwitz) is so much more complex than this.
When I read this simplistic, ignorant view I believe human kind will destroy the life support systems for homo sapiens on this lovely little planet.
We will just bomb the hell out of everywhere.
Canada is now openly helping to arm the Saudis – – we sent them billions of dollars. That should be good for creating millions more refugees (a large proportion Muslim).
If the American military (well, let’s be clear. If Lockheed Martin Corporation and Blackwater and Bush and Cheney, their henchmen and profiteers) did to my City what they did to Iraqi cities, I would hate the Americans.
Thank goodness Prime Minister Chretien kept us out of that war.
Now we have this Conservative ideologue Harper jumping in the lap of the war mongers and haters.
It doesn’t take any brains or morality to drop bombs. Sitting at the table and working out solutions does.
But then, real democracy with justice and fairness is anathema to those who appropriate the resources of others.
THE HATE PROPAGANDA CIRCULATED BY THERMO KING CEO WESTERN INC, JOHN YEWCHUK, EDMONTON, “What Really Died in Auschwitz”
|Sent: September 28, 2015 1:58 PM To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: Fwd: Fw: What Really Died in AuschwitzSubject: Fwd: What Really Died in AuschwitzThis is a very interesting point of view on the Holocaust. Good read and I definitely agree with it and am passing it on. Please take a moment to read and understand, then pass it on.
John Yewchuk, CEO Thermo King Western Inc.