Tory senator booted from Senate committee on Aboriginal Peoples

A Conservative senator who insisted that there was benefit to Canada's residential schools has been kicked off the Senate's committee on Aboriginal Peoples.

Senator Lynn Beyak told the Senate last month that the schools weren't all bad.

She said the works of kindly, well-intentioned men and women at the schools has been unacknowledged and overshadowed by negative reports.

Jake Enwright, a spokesman for interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose, says Beyak's views do not reflect the Conservative party's position.

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde had called Beyak to be removed from the committee.

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett called her comments unfortunate and misguided.