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In Surrey on Monday , several dozen demonstrators gathered in front of the Sheraton Guildford hotel, on the occasion of the New Democratic caucus retreat to demand the departure of the provincial minister (February 5, 2024).

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After she made controversial comments last week about the territory where the modern state of x27;Israel, BC Post-Secondary Education Minister Selina Robinson leaves office.

British Columbia Premier David Eby made the announcement on Monday, indicating that she would nevertheless remain in the New York caucus. Democrat.

Over the past few days, many groups and citizens have called for the resignation of Minister Robinson.

In Surrey on Monday, several dozen demonstrators gathered in front of the Sheraton Guildford hotel, on the occasion of the NDP caucus retreat, to demand the departure of the provincial minister.

Their message: There is no room for anti-Palestinian racism.

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Some protesters tried to enter the offices to give the minister educational resources and a petition with 11,000 signatures calling for her resignation, but they were stopped by security guards.

In 1948, my grandparents were forced to leave their home and were never able to return, said Aysha Jameel, one of the protest organizers.

After the British Columbia Federation of Postsecondary Educators and the Canadian Association of University Teachers, the Students' Alliance of British Columbia (ABCS) also added its voice in a press release on Monday to the movement calling for the departure of Ms. Robinson.

We are concerned about the hurtful comments made by the Minister of Post-Secondary Education regarding Palestine before 1948.

At an event online hosted by B'nai Brith with public figures from the Jewish community last week, Selina Robinson called the territory where Israel was created a crappy piece of land. /em>», in English) before the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948.

The minister reiterated her apology on Monday , before the announcement of his resignation. My words were inappropriate, wrong, and I now understand how they may have contributed to Islamophobia and anti-Palestinian racism.

As innocent people are being killed, including Palestinians and Jews with family in British Columbia, those in positions of power have a responsibility to bring people together. Rather, my comments did the opposite and contributed to creating more division.

A quote from Selina Robinson, British Columbia's Minister of Post-Secondary Education

The provincial minister of post-secondary education said she is committed to learning from her mistake and to taking training on anti-Islamophobia in particular.

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