Maxime Bernier to Liberal MP: 'You think the world revolves around your skin colour'


spaminator
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Maxime Bernier to Liberal MP: 'You think the world revolves around your skin colour'
Canadian Press
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Published:
May 27, 2018
Updated:
May 27, 2018 4:59 PM EDT
Celina Caesar-Chavannes and Maxime Bernier are seen in a combination shot. (Postmedia File Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
OTTAWA — Conservative MP Maxime Bernier has reproached a fellow MP for being too focused on the colour of her skin.
In a Twitter message published Saturday afternoon, he accused Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, who is black, of thinking “the world revolves around (her) skin colour.”
.@MPCelina “focuses less on policy and more on personal matters.” That’s the main difference between us. You thin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Maxime Bernier (@MaximeBernier) May 26, 2018
Bernier was reacting to a Globe and Mail article in which the author says Caesar-Chavannes “focuses less on policy and more on personal matters.”
Bernier quoted that passage in his tweet, adding that it’s an approach vastly different from his own.
“That’s the main difference between us,” he wrote.
“You think the world revolves around your skin colour. My goal is to bring better policies to all Canadians. That’s an MP’s job.”
Caesar-Chavannes responded with a message of her own in which she pointed out that she deals with policy on a daily basis.
“Unlike you however, I can focus on policy while also shifting the status quo and increasing awareness,” wrote the MP from Whitby, Ont.
“That’s what happens when you #AddWomen. We get more done!”
@MaximeBernier I deal with policy every day. Debating in @OurCommons, asking questions & poking holes in the CONs w… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Celina C-C (@MPCelina) May 26, 2018
This is not the first time the two MPs have tangled on Twitter.
They had a heated exchange in March after Bernier criticized the government’s decision to set aside funds in the budget for programs designed for Canadians with minority backgrounds.
Caesar-Chavannes, who has been outspoken on issues of race, responded with a message on Twitter in which she told Bernier to “check your privilege and be quiet.”
She later apologized for telling Bernier to shut up and offered to meet him to discuss the issue in person — an invitation Bernier declined.
Caesar-Chavannes returned to the issue in the Globe interview, explaining that Bernier’s privilege is that he won’t ever know what it’s like to “live with colour.
“You sit there and say you don’t see it. Well, good for you, because you’ve never had to experience it, sweetheart,” the newspaper quoted her as saying.
That term of endearment was one Bernier did not appear to appreciate, judging by his Twitter response on Saturday.
“By the way, I’m not your ‘sweetheart,”‘ he wrote.
‘NOT COOL’: Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes apologizes for telling Maxime Bernier to ‘be quiet’ on race issues
Maxime Bernier to Liberal MP: ‘You think the world revolves around your skin colour’ | Toronto Sun
 
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Johnnny
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Sounds like Celina is losing her shit...
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

Sounds like Celina is losing her shit...


It is unclear whether she had any shit to begin with.
 
taxslave
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I think she is full of shit. That is her problem.
 
White_Unifier
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Oh fer cryin' out loud. I've lived abroad where I was very much the visible, linguistic, and religious minority. I'm the visible minority in my own household where the predominant language between all of us isn't even an official language and where we do not all profess the same Faith, and we'll soon be moving to a neighbourhood in Greater Toronto where, again, I'll probably be the visible, linguistic, and religious minority. It doesn't bother me one iota.

If that black MP has a problem with being a visible minority, then move to a community that's majority black. I'm sure a black-majority neighbourhood exists somewhere in Canada.

As for myself, it's not that I prefer to live as a visible minority; it's just that race doesn't affect my decisions and fate has resulted in my living as a minority.

If any discrimination exists in Canadian law, it's not racial but linguistic (Canada's language policies) and religious (the separate school system) as entrenched in the constitution. Instead of telling us whites to 'check' our 'privilege' and shut up, why not take Bernier's advice and propose actual policy solutions to the perceived problem. For example, I'm in favour of open borders so as to allow people to study, work, and do business wherever they want. That way, a person who wants to live in a black community for example could more easily find one. Problem solved.
 
Hoid
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“That’s the main difference between us,” he wrote.
“You think the world revolves around your skin color, whereas I know that the world revolves around mine."
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

“That’s the main difference between us,” he wrote.
“You think the world revolves around your skin color, whereas I know that the world revolves around mine."

I can't find that quote. You didn't just defame his character, did you?
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

I can't find that quote. You didn't just defame his character, did you?

Actually I did.

This is the actual quote.

“That’s the main difference between us,” he wrote.
“You think the world revolves around your skin color whereas I know it revolves around my language."
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

I think she is full of shit. That is her problem.

Typical lefty.
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Actually I did.

This is the actual quote.

“That’s the main difference between us,” he wrote.
“You think the world revolves around your skin color whereas I know it revolves around my language."

Link please.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

Link please.

He never posts any links... he just ad libs

What she said was
Quote:

“You think the world revolves around your skin colour. My goal is to bring better policies to all Canadians. That’s an MP’s job.”


I'll post the link if and when he posts one for his statement!
 
Tecumsehsbones
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The world only revolves around your skin color when you're white.
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

The world only revolves around your skin color when you're white.

I'm more beige than white.

Can get quite tanned in the summer though.

I'm sure the worms don't discriminate between skin tones once we're in the grave.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

The world only revolves around your skin color when you're white.

How pure is your blood ? Did you take the test ? 30 % Anglo Saxon 30 % continental Europe ?
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

How pure is your blood ? Did you take the test ? 30 % Anglo Saxon 30 % continental Europe ?


Wouldn't matter here in Canada, pgs............1/8% and he'd be issued his very own status card......and all the benefits that status brings.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Wouldn't matter here in Canada, pgs............1/8% and he'd be issued his very own status card......and all the benefits that status brings.

Wrong

Otherwise both my wife and I would have status cards, and we don't.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

The world only revolves around your skin color when you're white.

Not to worry. Someday, the Han Chinese are going to be keeping us as pets.
 
Johnnny
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Celina doesn't help the situation when she told Bernier to be quiet and check his prvilage.

I mean if white people are going to always be told to shut up every time they express their opinions of race then we aren't having a conversation about it.

This solves nothing in my opinion.
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

“That’s the main difference between us,” he wrote.
“You think the world revolves around your skin color, whereas I know that the world revolves around mine."


The world resolves arround a magnetic axis your skin colour means sweet fuk all , excepting your conception latitude,
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Wrong

Otherwise both my wife and I would have status cards, and we don't.

Do you want or need one ?

Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

Celina doesn't help the situation when she told Bernier to be quiet and check his prvilage.

I mean if white people are going to always be told to shut up every time they express their opinions of race then we aren't having a conversation about it.

This solves nothing in my opinion.

Of course she does not want to be judged on her character , she wants hand outs because of her colour .
 
Johnnny
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Do you want or need one ?


Of course she does not want to be judged on her character , she wants hand outs because of her colour .

She's a liberal. Her leader is the shiny beacon of white privilege.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

Celina doesn't help the situation when she told Bernier to be quiet and check his prvilage.

I mean if white people are going to always be told to shut up every time they express their opinions of race then we aren't having a conversation about it.

This solves nothing in my opinion.



They don't want to solve anything.
 
spaminator
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BONOKOSKI: Mad Max’s dustup over a Liberal MP’s skin colour comments
Mark Bonokoski
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Published:
May 28, 2018
Updated:
May 28, 2018 4:58 PM EDT
Quebec member of Parliament Maxime Bernier rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept.28, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
When he was running for the leadership of the federal Conservatives following the post-election resignation of Stephen Harper, Quebec MP Maxime Bernier invited Canadians to call him Mad Max — “like in the movie.”
Bernier said such a moniker wasn’t seen by him as an insult, and while he wasn’t as wide-eyed and dangerous as Mel Gibson’s character of Mad Max Rockatansky, he was nonetheless mad about a lot of things.
As he wrote on his Facebook page at the time, “It’s true. I am mad!”
“I’m mad about government waste,” he explained. “I’m mad about government borrowing money on the back of future generations to benefit big corporations.
“I’m mad that the Liberals are running our country’s finances, and our nation’s future into the ground.
“I’m mad that the Liberal government shrinks our paycheque with high taxes and takes away our freedom.
“I’m mad about the federal government constantly meddling in provincial jurisdictions, and I’m mad at politicians who promise anything to get elected.
“So, yes, you can call me Mad Max.”
When Bernier lost the leadership race to Andrew Scheer, he all but engaged the mute button, but broke out over the weekend to again chastise a rookie Liberal MP from Ontario named Celina Caesar-Chavannes for thinking “the world revolves around (her) skin colour.”
This was bound to create some uproar, of course, Caesar-Chavannes is a black woman, and Maxime Bernier is neither.
What rubbed Bernier the wrong way was apparently a recent feature in the Globe and Mail on Caesar-Chavannes, a 43-year-old married mother of three and holder of two MBAs, who won the seat in Whitby that had been previously occupied by the late Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty.
Judging by the article, Caesar-Chavannes did not have to be baited into dropping the race card. She threw it down.
“Systemic racism exists,” she told the Globe, citing a statistic that less than 5% of CEOs are non-Caucasian women.
“You can’t find a woman of colour to run your organization?” she asked, rhetorically. “Mmm. Interesting.”
What purportedly triggered Bernier to head to his Twitter account to do a bit of public dissing was the Globe writer indicating Caesar-Chavannes “focuses less on policy and more on personal issues.”
In his tweet to Caesar-Chavannes, which more than suggested she was lax at her job, Bernier doubled-down on his criticism.
“You think the world revolves around your skin colour,” wrote Bernier. “My goal is to bring better policies to all Canadians. That’s an MP’s job.
“That’s the main difference between us.”
To which Caesar-Chavannes replied, “I deal with policy every day. Debating @OurCommons, asking questions & poking holes in the CONs weak positions.
“Unlike you, however. I can focus on policy while also shifting the status quo and increasing awareness,” she added.
“That’s what happens when you #AddWomen. We get more done.”
This, of course, was not the first set-to between the two.
Back in March, ire was raised after Bernier criticized the Trudeau Liberals’ decision to allocate funds for programs designed primarily to assist Canadians with minority backgrounds.
This was when Caesar-Chavannes suggested Bernier “check his (white) privilege (at the door) and be quiet.”
While she later apologized to Bernier for telling him to keep his trap shut, she wasn’t about to let it pass that Bernier, a white male, will never know what it is like to “live with colour.
“You sit there are say you don’t see it,” she told Bernier via the Globe. “Well, good for you, because you’ve never had to experience it, sweetheart.”
Sweetheart? This did not go down well with Bernier.
“By the way, I am not your ‘sweetheart,’’ he tweeted.
Good to know, right?
markbonokoski@gmail.com
http://theglobeandmail.com/politics/...lege-in-canada
BONOKOSKI: Mad Max
 
mentalfloss
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Bernier really stepped in it.

He keeps digging himself a deeper hole.
 
taxslave
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Yep this truly a bad thing when a white politician speaks the truth.
 
Dixie Cup
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Bernier really stepped in it.

He keeps digging himself a deeper hole.



Actually, he's right on. She's the one digging the hole!!
 
mentalfloss
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Yes, that's why none of the PCs want to back him up and he's running away from this now.

This party is a complete disaster.
 
Hoid
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French Canadians talking about race has always been cringeworthy,
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

French Canadians talking about race has always been cringeworthy,

I'm a French Canadian and I oppose the linguistic privileges that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms has imposed onto me against my will. If you read the Report of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, Book I, you'll notice that official bilingualism was raised on the ideological foundation of 'two founding races.' Looking at it that way, official bilingualism is an extremely discriminatory policy. Studies even show a correlation between a knowledge of the official languages and income, making it clear that the policy does have real-world consequences for unofficial language communities.

I actually find it ironic that a politician who sits in the party most favourable to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms should lecture people about white privilege while supporting the imposition of our privileges onto us against our will.

Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup View Post

Actually, he's right on. She's the one digging the hole!!

You have a point there. From my experience, most social justice warriors are either whites or non-whites born in Canada. She's somewhat of an anomaly in that she's born outside of Canada. Most foreign-born Chinese I know just don't have the time for that kind of identity politics, and they make up a large part of the Toronto electorate.