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CUPE’s national leadership applauds the efforts by Quebec’s Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste to seek redress from the Globe and Mail and columnist Jan Wong for her inflammatory article.

Wong’s appalling assertion that the three men who went on shooting rampages in Québec over the last generation did so because they were frozen out of francophone culture is  unattributed and without substantiation.

And yet it has been presented as serious argument by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s newspaper of record.

If we were to use Jan Wong’s logic, we might want to consider doing psychological profiles of francophones who live outside Québec, because they might also be similarly inspired.

Of course we do not subscribe to Wong’s logic.

Instead we condemn in strongest possible terms this needless provocation at a time when Montréalers are grieving a senseless act of violence.

And we wonder whether Wong’s faulty logic says more about her own biases than anything.

We hope that the Globe and Mail prints an appropriate retraction.