I'd never heard of Tory Senator Don Meredith


spaminator
#31
Ethics committee calls for expulsion of Sen. Don Meredith over sex with teen | C
 
tay
+1
#32
Senate expected to expel Don Meredith within the next 15-20 years


After an ethics committee determined that Don Meredith is unfit to be a member of the Upper House due to his having sexual relations with a minor, the Senate has announced it will remove Meredith at some point during the next two decades.

“We will take swift action and not wait the standard three decades,” explained Saskatchewan Senator Raynell Andreychuk. “Otherwise people will begin to think we’re an immoral, inefficient and entitled institution that really doesn’t do anything.”

Four years after Meredith started a relationship with a 16-year-old and two years after the Senate started an investigation, no time will be wasted establishing the procedural and legal delays.

“Since we only sit three days a week, this ruling will take more time than anticipated. We will give Senator Meredith five days to respond, but that will take more like ten days. Then, the debate will take a few months before summer recess. After that, it will probably have to go to committee for a legal review. By 2023, we may vote on the precise wording of the first draft of the motion for expulsion.”

“However, the Senate may wait until his forced retirement at 75 before he is suspended.”

The Senate has also budgeted $18.5 million dollars for legal fees for both the Senate and Don Meredith’s legal team in the likely event that the expulsion is challenged as well as travel, meal and housing allowances, and mystery expenses.

“And let’s not forget about the numerous adjournments for, holidays, prorogations, fire drills, and nap time.”

If expelled, the Pentecostal Minister may never get to fulfill his promise he made as a Conservative candidate in a 2008 by-election to raise the age of consent to 18.

https://www.thebeaverton.com/2017/05...t-15-20-years/
 
Murphy
Conservative
#33
Don Meredith resigns from Senate over relationship with teen
'The upper chamber is more important than my moral failings,' says Pentecostal minister

He sent a letter to colleagues today announcing his resignation.

Lire ici.

Don Meredith resigns from Senate over relationship with teen - Politics - CBC News
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#34
Quote: Originally Posted by Murphy View Post

Don Meredith resigns from Senate over relationship with teen
'The upper chamber is more important than my moral failings,' says Pentecostal minister

He sent a letter to colleagues today announcing his resignation.

Lire ici.

Don Meredith resigns from Senate over relationship with teen - Politics - CBC News

... another "Family Values" fundamentalist pastor bites the dust ...
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#35
Quote: Originally Posted by Durry View Post

He should claim he's a black Muslim, and Muslims are good with anyone over eight yr.

The Libs would then say it's all fine and that its just another example of islamophobia!!

I guess there wasn't a Klan meeting tonight, so you felt it necessary to grace us with your ignorance.
 
spaminator
#36
Don Meredith gets to keep pension | Canada | News | Toronto Sun
 
spaminator
#37
Senate ethics committee says Don Meredith harassment inquiry should continue | C
 
spaminator
#38
Ex-senator Don Meredith harassed staff, constable, ethics officer reports
Canadian Press
Published:
June 29, 2019
Updated:
June 29, 2019 2:19 PM EDT
Senator Don Meredith comments about the shooting shortly after Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair held a press conference July 29, 2013, at Toronto Police Headquarters on the multiple shooting by police of an 18 year old man Saturday night on a TTC streetcar in downtown Toronto. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun)
OTTAWA — The Senate’s ethics officer says ex-senator Don Meredith created a poisoned work environment by harassing a half-dozen employees, plus a constable in the upper chamber’s protection service.
In a report released Friday, Pierre Legault says Meredith bullied, threatened and intimidated his own staff and repeatedly touched, kissed and propositioned some of them.
The Pentecostal minister was named to the Senate by Stephen Harper in 2010.
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He resigned in 2017, after an internal committee recommended he be expelled over a sexual relationship with a teenage girl.
The ethics investigation began nearly four years ago, and Legault says it’s stopped and started several times because of a criminal investigation and fights over his office’s authority.
The report says Meredith believes he’s been treated unfairly and denied due process in the ethics investigation, and he stopped participating as it reached its final stages this spring.
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...fficer-reports
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#39
Well, he's a Christian ... a Doctor of Divinity granted to him by a TV evangelist. He's on the right hand of God and the rest of us must be wrong.

Just wait 'til he's suddenly raptured in front of your very eyes. That'll learn ya.
 
Hoid
#40
just one more Harper legacy cost
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
#41
Biggest fcuking hypocrite in the Tory legislature. Tsh tsh, Stephan!
 
spaminator
#42
Senate moves to strip disgraced ex-senator Meredith of 'honourable' title
Sun Media
Published:
December 11, 2019
Updated:
December 11, 2019 4:33 PM EST
Former senator Don Meredith. (Toronto Sun file photo)
The wheels have been put it motion to strip disgraced former senator Don Meredith of his “honourable” title.
According to Blacklock’s Reporter, Senator Serge Joyal proposed Tuesday that the Senate Ethics Committee strip Meredith of the title and any “precedence or status that would normally be accorded a former senator.”
Joyal sponsored the motion “in order to preserve the authority, dignity and reputation of the Senate of Canada.”
A final report on the matter is due Jan. 31, 2020.
Even if he loses the honorific, Meredith will still keep his Senate pension.
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Meredith, appointed a Conservative senator in 2010, served in the role until 2017 after he was accused of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a teenage girl in an Ethics Committee report. He resigned before he could be expelled, allowing him to keep his “honourable” title for life.
Another Senate ethics officer report filed after Meredith resigned said the 55-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., had been accused of lewd conduct by six former staffers.
“Each alleged Mr. Meredith engaged in some form of harassing, bullying, threatening or intimidating conduct towards them,” Senate Ethics Officer Pierre Legault said in the report. “They also alleged his conduct in the office created a toxic and poisoned work environment.”
It was alleged in the report that Meredith exposed himself to a female employee, put his hands up another’s skirt and liked to hug and kiss women who worked in the Senate office.
Meredith denied the allegations and was never charged.
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...nourable-title
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#43
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

“in order to preserve the authority, dignity and reputation of the Senate of Canada.”




LOL as if the Senate has any of that.
 
spilledthebeer
#44
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

I guess there wasn't a Klan meeting tonight, so you felt it necessary to grace us with your ignorance.




Here is yet another article illustrating why it is not wise to let large numbers of devout Muslims immigrate to Canada as their most basic and fundamental values clash strongly with our Cdn values.



With some comments of my own in brackets):

Girls as young as 9 can marry, Turkish religious body's Islamic glossary suggests.

(And is it not rather creepy that even though Turkey is the most modern and progressive of Muslim nations- they can still produce this radical CRAP?)

Associated Press. Published: January 4, 2018. Updated: January 4, 2018 9:32 AM EST

Filed Under: Toronto SUN/ News/ World

By Suzan Fraser, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ANKARA, Turkey — A suggestion by Turkey’s state religious affairs body that girls as young as nine could marry has sparked an outcry, including calls for an inquiry and the dismantling of the scandal-tainted organization.

(Turkey is a country dedicated to the separation of church and state- in a fairly western model but clearly radical Muslim forces are at work there- just as they are in all other western and middle eastern countries!)

Its online glossary of Islamic terms, which has since been removed, defined marriage as an institution that saves a person from adultery and said girls can marry when they reach puberty — as early as age nine, Turkish media reports said.

Our directorate has never in its history approved of child marriages and never will.
Diyanet

(But the Diyanet definition of “child” sounds rather close to pedophilia!)

Turkey’s main opposition party has called for an investigation into the Directorate of Religious Affairs, or Diyanet, accusing it of inciting underage marriages. Social media users joined a campaign demanding the closure of the body that oversees mosques and imams and has frequently courted controversy.

Diyanet vehemently denied approving underage marriages, saying that “our directorate has never in its history approved of child marriages and never will.”

Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag accused the media of manipulating definitions in the glossary to make the government look as though it supports child marriages. Bozdag added that it was the religious body’s duty to interpret terms according to Islamic laws, not civic laws.

The Diyanet previously caused fury for issuing an online fatwa, or religious ruling, suggesting that a father can lust after his daughter. That fatwa was quickly retracted. In other rulings, the Diyanet has said Muslims cannot marry non-Muslims and that engaged couples cannot be left alone or hold hands.

(One has to pity the poor moderate Muslims who have to live down the more ridiculous fatwas being issued by crackpots who seem to want deliberately to feed the most ugly of Muslim stereotypes! And one has to worry about Canada after a report a year back by 2 reporters who told us that the only voices at Cdn mosques and Muslim schools are radical ones- shouting down the moderates!)

The legal age for marriage in Turkey is 18. Women’s rights groups say underage marriage is widespread despite the laws and accuse authorities of not taking sufficient steps to protect girls from becoming “child brides.”

In 2016, the government scrapped a proposal that critics said would have allowed men accused of statutory rape to go free if they were married to their victims, following similar outrage.

(In some Muslim Sharia Law versions of woman’ rights, a woman who accuses a man of rape must provide FOUR MALE WITNESSES or else she will be charged with PERJURY! Some Muslims certainyl do have a more moderate view of womens issues but the great concern is that Our idiot Boy Justin is not doing nearly enough to weed out the crazy ones!)