I'd never heard of Tory Senator Don Meredith


tay
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Tory Senator Don Meredith Touts Degrees From Unaccredited Schools








A Conservative senator earmarked as one of the Senate's top spenders (external - login to view) holds a master’s degree from a school whose phone number directs calls to a customer helpline for a website that sells iPads and printers.


Senator Don Meredith, a Toronto-area Pentecostal pastor, has a master's degree in religious studies from California State Christian University (CSCU) – an unaccredited and unregulated private institution that has shifted addresses at least four times within the last 10 years.


It’s an academic claim that has caught the attention of the office of the top Tory in the Senate and triggered a request for Meredith to provide details of his credentials, more than three years after his appointment to the red chamber by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Meredith also says he has an honorary doctorate from an association of Christian counsellors that has no standing as a degree-granting school. Since receiving this honorary doctorate, Meredith frequently signs his newsletters and press releases (external - login to view) as “The Honourable Dr. Don Meredith."

The Huffington Post Canada has learned that the leader of the government in the Senate, Senator Claude Carignan, asked Meredith about his credentials in March but Meredith's office refused to produce records of the degrees he lists in his online Senate biography. (external - login to view)
Carignan would not comment on questions about Meredith’s degrees, citing private “caucus management” reasons.


"But when someone tells you they are a doctor in something, well, only doctors can say they are doctors,” he said.




Tory Senator Don Meredith Touts Degrees From Unaccredited Schools (external - login to view)
 
tay
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Tory Senator Don Meredith Stops Calling Himself A Doctor






Conservative Senator Don Meredith appears to have given up on using the title "Dr." after a HuffPost Canada investigation (external - login to view) revealed that his post-secondary credentials are from unaccredited institutions.


Meredith usually uses the "Dr." title in his press releases, but it was conspicuously absent from a statement issued Friday.




Meredith says he has an honorary doctorate from an association of Christian counsellors that has no standing as a degree-granting school. He also has a master's degree in religious studies from California State Christian University, an unregulated and unaccredited institution. The school's phone number directs callers to a customer helpline for a website that sells iPads and printers.


Meredith has not responded to requests for comment from HuffPost.


The Senator was lampooned (external - login to view) by NDP MP Charlie Angus in the House of Commons on Tuesday.


"Now, he may be a loyal Conservative but he's no doctor," Angus said. "And if you call the unelected Dr. Don's number, well, you don't want to go there."


The Vaughan Citizen reported Monday that the 1-800 number listed on Meredith's business card leads to a sex chat line (external - login to view).


Meredith was appointed to the Senate in 2010 on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper after running unsuccessfully as a Conservative in a federal byelection in Toronto Centre in 2008.




Tory Senator Don Meredith Stops Calling Himself A Doctor (external - login to view)
 
Nuggler
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Slowly but relentlessly the steaming piles of sh*t are being swept to the middle of the floor, in preparation for "the great cleansing" of 2015.
 
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