Stephen Lecce apologizes for ‘slave auction’ event at Western University fraternity

Ontario's education minister, Stephen Lecce, is under fire for participating in a “slave auction” event when he was part of a fraternity at Western University in the late 2000s. “The event from 2006 was inappropriate and in no way reflects who I am as a person, which is why I unreservedly apologize,” Lecce said in a statement. “I will continue to passionately advance the interests of all Ontarians — irrespective of faith, heritage, orientation or race.”

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