BONOKOSKI: Shocker! Resurfaced editorial slams Justin Trudeau as a groper


spaminator
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BONOKOSKI: Shocker! Resurfaced editorial slams Justin Trudeau as a groper
Mark Bonokoski
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Published:
June 7, 2018
Updated:
June 7, 2018 8:58 PM EDT
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.PATRICK DOYLE / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Our feminist preacher of a prime minister, Justin Trudeau, had best bone up on the scriptures before he lectures again on how to treat women.
John 8:7 might be a good place to start, especially the bit about letting he who is without sin cast the first stone.
That’s always been a good one.
There are a bunch of others, of course, that don’t need paraphrased quotations from the Bible to deliver the same sort of message. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones, for example.
That one’s a honey, too.
And then there is this. Everything old is new again, an expression that certainly applies to the story now taking on a new life on social media about claims of Trudeau’s “groping” of a young female reporter 18 years ago while visiting the Kootenay-area town of Creston Valley, B.C., (Pop: 5,300).
The editor of Creston Valley Advance certainly wasn’t impressed with Trudeau’s alleged sexual manhandling of his reporter, and even wrote an editorial about the incident—headlined, “Open eyes”— which is just now heating up Twitter.
The woman who answered the phone at the Advance remembers the incident, but not the name of the reporter.
The newspaper’s publisher, Lorne Eckersley, responded to an email while on vacation, stating “the editorial is authentic” and was written by an editor who worked at the Advance before his time.
The newspaper led off its editorial with what it called Trudeau’s one-day-late “apology” to the unnamed reporter, which wasn’t an apology at all but more like some high-society toff looking down his nose at someone who was obviously a lesser being.
For this is what Trudeau reportedly said to the offended young woman: “I’m sorry. If I had known you were reporting for a national newspaper, I would never have been so forward.”
Say what? That it’s somehow okay to be inappropriate with a young reporter from a small-town weekly, but not to a reporter who might be also making a few extra bucks by stringing her story to a national newspaper?
What would be hashtag be for that?
#MeTooButNotYou?
Or
#MeTooDepending?
This all allegedly happened when Trudeau was visiting the B.C. resort town and attending a local festival in August, 2000. But he was no kid at the time.
He was 29.
As the editorial rightly asked all those 18 years ago, “shouldn’t the son of a former prime minister be aware of the rights and wrongs that go along with public socializing?
“Didn’t he learn through his vast experiences in public life, that groping a strange young woman isn’t in the handbook of proper etiquette regardless of who she is, what her business is, or where they are.”
The prime minster, of course, would rather have attention on the G7 summit currently underway north of Quebec City.
But his office dodged queries about the specifics of the alleged incident.
“As the PM has said before, be has always been very careful to treat everyone with respect,” wrote Trudeau press secretary Matt Pascuzzo.
“His first experiences with activism were on the issue of sexual assault at McGill University, and he knows the importance of being thoughtful and respectful.
“He remembers being in Creston for the Avalanche Foundation,” said Pascuzzo, “But he doesn’t think he had any negative interactions there.”
So, there it is then, the same old he-said, she-said joust.
And it all allegedly happened too long ago, of course, to have cell phones in everyone’s pocket with picture-taking abilities, and too long ago to matter for someone who had yet declared he was a feminist seeking to become PM.
So, move on folks, and forget what you just read.
markbonokoski@gmail.com
BONOKOSKI: Shocker! Resurfaced editorial slams Justin Trudeau as a groper | Toronto Sun
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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Oh no! Not Mr ti**y puncher!

lol, he was just called a marxist commie on US news.

But anyhow, let's hear about what's really important about the dood...
 
Walter
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Justin Trudeau Was Accused Of "Groping" A Reporter At A Music Festival In 2000
https://www.buzzfeed.com/ishmaeldaro...XJ3#.hdPbZGVPx
 
Hoid
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Ah the Sun.

Just when you thought the white nationalists have nothing left to lie about.
Last edited by Hoid; Jun 8th, 2018 at 10:00 AM..
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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#5
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Ah the Sun.

Just when you the white nationalists have nothing left to lie about.

An article written in a local newspaper 18 years ago is a lie ? Or is it a lie because the Sun is reporting this ?
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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All I heard there was
Quote:

left to lie


What again?...and I was thinkin, yeah...same old, same old...some things never change.
 
justlooking
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Ah the Sun.

Just when you thought the white nationalists have nothing left to lie about.




You are required to believe all victims, because women never lie.


And Tater himself said what happens in the past is relevant, no matter how long ago.
 
DaSleeper
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The new Trudeau theme song.........




[youtube]QCsNunGnqE0[/youtube]
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

Oh no! Not Mr ti**y puncher!

lol, he was just called a marxist commie on US news.

But anyhow, let's hear about what's really important about the dood...


Hilarious.
Looks like JT is imploding again




Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Justin Trudeau Was Accused Of "Groping" A Reporter At A Music Festival In 2000
https://www.buzzfeed.com/ishmaeldaro...XJ3#.hdPbZGVPx


Seems to be a real problem for tater tot, our resident leading feminist
 
Colpy
Conservative
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#10  Top Rated Post
There are only four reasons a man would claim to be a feminist in today's Canada:


1. He has a political agenda.


2. He's trying to get laid.


3. He's an idiot.


4. Some combination of the above.


Seems Trudeau is a number 4, having hit all the first three.
 
Hoid
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5. He is normal.
 
Colpy
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

5. He is normal.


Absolutely smashing your ignorant statements is actually getting boring:


https://www.statista.com/statistics/...minist-gender/


43% of men disagree strongly or disagree somewhat with identifying as a feminist.

Only 21% agree strongly that they are feminist.


In fact, 38% of women disagree strongly or disagree somewhat with identifying as a feminist.

Only 19% agree strongly that they are feminist. Less than men.


You have a very convoluted view of "normal".
 
Hoid
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Any normal man treats people with respect.
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

Absolutely smashing your ignorant statements is actually getting boring:


https://www.statista.com/statistics/...minist-gender/


43% of men disagree strongly or disagree somewhat with identifying as a feminist.

Only 21% agree strongly that they are feminist.


In fact, 38% of women disagree strongly or disagree somewhat with identifying as a feminist.

Only 19% agree strongly that they are feminist. Less than men.


You have a very convoluted view of "normal".

My wife disagrees with feminism yet still believes in the equality of the sexes.
 
Colpy
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

My wife disagrees with feminism yet still believes in the equality of the sexes.


Absolutely. Feminism has nothing to do anymore with equality of opportunity. That ship sailed 30 years ago.

Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Any normal man treats people with respect.


And that is why normal men do not but into feminism wholeheartedly. Feminists do not treat people with respect.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

Absolutely. Feminism has nothing to do anymore with equality of opportunity. That ship sailed 30 years ago.




And that is why normal men do not but into feminism wholeheartedly. Feminists do not treat people with respect.

That was the stopper . Where did he go ?
 
spaminator
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LILLEY: Trudeau needs to live up to his own harassment standards
Brian Lilley
Published:
June 10, 2018
Updated:
June 10, 2018 7:39 PM EDT
Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press
“The standard applies to everyone,” Justin Trudeau said in February.
He was speaking about dealing with claims of sexual harassment and assault by members of Parliament. He was asked specifically if the same rules applied to him and he said yes.
Well by his own standard then, Trudeau must face investigation by the Liberal caucus.
By now you’ve likely heard about an editorial from a British Columbia newspaper in 2000 that accused Trudeau of groping one of their reporters.
The story sat idle for years in the Creston Valley Advance until it reappeared on social media last week.
Justin Trudeau gets inducted into the Order of Sasquatch Hunters at the Columbia Brewery’s Kokanee Summit Festival in Creston, B.C. on Sunday August 6, 2000. Postmedia file
In August of 2000, Trudeau was in Creston for a music festival when he allegedly groped the young journalist. The newspaper ran an editorial — titled “Open eyes” — chastising Trudeau for his alleged actions.
“It’s not a rare incident to have a young reporter, especially a female working for a small community newspaper, be considered an underling to their ‘more predominant’ associates and blatantly disrespected because of it,” the editorial said.
“But shouldn’t the son of a former prime minister be aware of the rights and wrongs that go along with public socializing?” it said.
“Didn’t he learn through his vast experiences in public life, that groping a strange young woman isn’t in the handbook of proper etiquette regardless of who she is, what her business is, or where they are.”
Trudeau apparently offered an bizarre apology for inappropriately “handling” the reporter while she was on assignment for the Advance.
“If I had known you were reporting for a national paper, I never would have been so forward,” the paper reported Trudeau saying.
So, if the accusations are true, then apparently groping local reporters is ok — just not those national ones, though it turned out she was also covering Trudeau for the National Post and the Vancouver Sun.
Now thanks to social media, this story has been picked up around the world including liberal publications like Buzzfeed and the New York Times.
Trudeau’s response, through his office is that he doesn’t remember.
“He remembers being in Creston for the Avalanche Foundation,” spokesman Matt Pascuzzo told the Sun, “But he doesn’t think he had any negative interactions there.”
Of course by Trudeau’s own standards, none of this should matter.
Whether he remembers or not shouldn’t matter.
An accusation was made against him and as he has said, the woman making the accusation must be believed.
“When women speak up it is our duty to listen to them and believe them,” Trudeau said earlier this year as his government tabled a bill on workplace harassment.
Trudeau’s defenders will point out that this was 18 years ago.
Again, by his standard, that doesn’t matter.
“There is no context in which someone doesn’t have responsibility for things they have done in the past,” Trudeau told the CBC in very serious tones in a sit down interview.
In that February interview, Trudeau talked about how long he has been involved in this issue. He boasted of being one of the first male facilitators at the sexual assault centre run by the McGill students’ society.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS
He spoke of leading difficult conversations around, “… consent, communications, accountability, power dynamics.”
Well this Creston Valley Advance editorial would suggest otherwise.
Trudeau was 28 at the time of this incident — well past his McGill days and a fully grown adult.
Yet asked in February if any of his actions in the past could even have been misconstrued, he said no.
“I’ve been very, very careful all my life to be thoughtful, to be respectful of people’s space and people’s headspace as well,” Trudeau said.
Here’s the problem for Justin Trudeau. He has built his image around being a feminist. He has said time and again women must be supported and believed. And he has said the standard must apply to him even if the allegations are very old.
Trudeau has suspended MPs from their official duties for similar allegations. He has even kicked MPs out of the Liberal caucus over such claims.
He can’t dismiss this now with a comment from his spokesman saying he doesn’t remember “…any negative interactions.”
Either he shows the same standard applies to all MPs in his party or he shows himself to be a hypocrite that is above the standard he holds everyone else to.
LILLEY: Trudeau needs to live up to his own harassment standards | Toronto Sun
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Ah the Sun.

Just when you thought the white nationalists have nothing left to lie about.

TrudOWE will always find something to lie about. Just how the left operates.

Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

An article written in a local newspaper 18 years ago is a lie ? Or is it a lie because the Sun is reporting this ?

To be fair this was before Hoid was born making it ancient history.

The joys of politics and having to feel important. That is why it is so hard to get good people to enter the political areana. They have better things to do with their time.
 
spilledthebeer
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

TrudOWE will always find something to lie about. Just how the left operates.



To be fair this was before Hoid was born making it ancient history.

The joys of politics and having to feel important. That is why it is so hard to get good people to enter the political areana. They have better things to do with their time.






It is fascinating isnt it? Just how utterly hypocritical lefties can be! Hoid has simply dismissed the Trudope groping thing as a lie cooked up by the Toronto Sun- the journal despised by LIE-berals everywhere! Our idiot Boy Justin hides behind skirts at every opportunity!



I wish I had written this piece- instead of just adding to it! Malcolm skewers our prime minster-that foolish and destructive Boy Justin Trudope and roasts him over a political fire! Our brainless Boy has so shamed us in front of all sensible people that he ought to be run out of town-and out of office! Its one thing for a private citizen to hold idiot views but its quite another for a Cdn prime minister to be such a fool! Malcolm says this:

Trudeau’s speech to UN naive.

By Candice Malcolm. First posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 07:45 PM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 07:54 PM EDT

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 20, 2016 in New York City. According to the UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon, the most pressing matter to be discussed at the General Assembly is the world's refugee crisis.

Trudeau's lack of substance suits the UN perfectly
Canada and our 'sorrys' perfect solution for world conflict

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, darling of the left and champion of progressive elites everywhere, delivered an Oscar-worthy performance in his inaugural address to the United Nations General Assembly this week.

With flair and pizazz, Trudeau warned against the rise of nationalism and anti-globalization sentiments, and urged leaders to confront fear by championing immigration and diversity.

“When leaders are faced with citizens’ anxiety, we have a choice to make. Do we exploit that anxiety or do we allay it?” said Trudeau.

This, in a nutshell, is everything wrong with Trudeau’s world view.

Trudeau used his platform on the world stage not to condemn terrorism, war crimes or crimes against humanity.

He didn’t talk about the plight of Christians in the Middle East, the genocide against Yazidis at the hands of ISIS, or of Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine.

Trudeau didn’t raise concerns over the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram, its violent insurgency in Nigeria, or the status of 276 missing female students kidnapped from their school in 2014.

Trudeau made no mention of the ongoing civil wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen or Libya, or the role of state-sponsors of terrorism such as Iran and Saudi Arabia in fueling these conflicts and spreading a violent ideology.

He failed to mention the tens of thousands killed in these wars in 2016, or to discuss the millions affected by armed conflicts, terrorism, tyrannical governments and abusive regimes, many of whom had representatives in attendance for Trudeau’s speech.

Instead, Trudeau spent his moment in the spotlight condemning his political opponents, and taking a swipe at conservatives everywhere.

In Trudeau’s mind, Islamist terrorism and unchecked immigration are not as troubling as the fact many people want to talk about terrorism and unchecked immigration.

Somehow, discussing solutions is akin to “exploiting public anxiety”.

Ironically, Trudeau delivered his remarks from an armed fortress of security – the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

Days earlier, a radicalized Muslim migrant, according to police, planted improvised explosive devices in several locations in New York and New Jersey.

Three of those bombs detonated, one in the popular Manhattan neighbourhood of Chelsea, injuring 29 people.

In response to this terrorism, New York was on virtual lock down.

On top of the exceedingly heightened security alongside the United Nations General Assembly, the police presence was amplified even further.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo noted it was “probably the largest security presence ever amassed.” Ever.

Midtown Manhattan was transformed into a virtual police state. There were policemen and women on every corner, heavily-armed officers patrolling the city and large caravans of black SUVs blocking entire streets.

Civilians couldn’t get anywhere near the UN. I was there, I saw it.

Trudeau stood behind a wall of security and basically told the rest of us that we shouldn’t worry about terrorism, violence or unchecked immigration.

Rather than condemning terrorists and jihadists — the ones spreading the fear and anxiety Trudeau identifies — Trudeau scolded those who react to it, those who want to protect citizens and proactively stop terrorism.

Rather than being a champion of peace and stability on the world stage, Trudeau doubled down on his own narrow political agenda.

Trudeau’s message may be well-received by elites inside the United Nations bubble.

But to those on the outside — without police escorts and armed security guards — Trudeau demonstrated how naive and out of touch he is when it comes to the valid concerns of everyday Canadians.


















als for its habit of exposing them!
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

Absolutely. Feminism has nothing to do anymore with equality of opportunity. That ship sailed 30 years ago.




And that is why normal men do not but into feminism wholeheartedly. Feminists do not treat people with respect.

no. Normal people simply respect one another.

I know its a foreign concept
 
spilledthebeer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

no. Normal people simply respect one another.

I know its a foreign concept


Yes- respect is truly an alien concept for our LIE-beral overlords! They tell us so very much crap and expect us to swallow it like it was sugar! The delusion is strong with LIE-berals!



Consider:

Here is an older article illustrating the twisted mind set of Toronto (RED) Star commissars with their Soviet Pravda style of “reporting”. With some comments of my own in brackets):

Homeless shelter crisis reveals unabashed attempt to legitimize inequality

Not having enough beds for the homeless is designed to keep property taxes down, argues Christopher Hume. It’s an example of rich thinking.

The City of Toronto and the federal government eventually agreed to open Moss Park Armoury just as Toronto was about to emerge from an extended life-threatening deep freeze, which put extra pressure on the shelter system for homeless people.

By Christopher HumeStar Columnist. Mon., Jan. 8, 2018

You get what you pay for, or, in Toronto’s case, what you don’t. The shelter crisis of recent weeks — or is it years? — has been a clear indication that whatever demands our political masters are prepared to make of us, helping the homeless survive a deep freeze isn’t among them.

(What an utterly disgraceful load of fresh from the back of the bull, ripe, steaming organic fertilizer! LIE-berals have been totally focussed for decades on the civil service union Hog gravy train! LIE-berals have run us massively into debt with their shameless Hog vote buying and mad spending schemes! LIE-berals emptied out the lunatic asylums decades ago as a so called civil rights move since some radicals felt it was unfair to force treatment on schizophrenics and others! That LIE-beral choice resulted in all manner of untreated ill people being dumped on the street! In addition the LIE-beral debt is an economy killing mess that ensures that many Cdns are just one small fiscal bump away from economic disaster! This is the LIE-beral result of spending all we have and mortgaging everything we own!)

(The REALLY SAD thing about all this job, debt and trade crap is that LIE-beral Jean Chretien CAMPAIGNED on a promise to KILL NAFTA if he was elected! And hey- HE WAS ELECTED and then that promise joined so many other LIE-BERAL promises at the the landfill!)

What this says about us is up for debate. But as the old adage has it; we get the leadership we deserve. This is a crucial point in any discussion about how we treat the poor in Toronto. As Councillor Gord Perks has said of the current shelter crisis, on Twitter, “This was predictable. It was predicted and not prevented. It was CHOSEN in order to keep taxes low. Low taxes mean threadbare services with no spare capacity.”

(Too bad Hume does not want to discuss logic and reality! That our education system is in the hands of wildly greedy HOGS! Over 75 percent of ALL Cdn jobs now require some post secondary education- with fully 25 percent of graduates defaulting on their costly student loans that were run up while LIE-berals and Hogs were treating them like cash cows to be milked!)

(One has only to look at the FIFTY PERCENT PAY RAISE DEMANDED by senior college and university staff a couple months before the June election! This display of GREED should clearly explain why LIE-berals lost so much support and NDPers gained- civil service union Hogs no longer believe LIE-beral promises and recognize their IOU`s are WORTHLESS! So Hog support went in hope and greed to NDP instead!)

If nothing else, this month’s extreme cold has revealed just how little spare capacity there is in Toronto’s ability to respond to such a crisis.

(Hume enjoys spouting nonsense! We have been INVADED by an army of illegals and LIE-berals want to pretend that the very SUDDEN 30 percent jump in use of homeless shelters is from CANADIANS suddenly being homeless in our- as LIE-berals so often trumpeted- “BOOMING ECONOMY”! If the economy is booming then why the spike in homeless people? If we can really afford to handle those tens of thousands of illegals then why are federal LIE-berals working so hard to hide the true numbers and why could not Our idiot Boy Justin or his wicked witch cousin Wynne-bag throw Toronto some cash to deal with the sudden MESS?)

(It is wildly amusing how hostile LIE-berals get at being called LIARS and yet they cannot help themselves from doing it and JUSTIFYING the nasty name! And the lies are not even good ones- they just talk in obvious CIRCLES! If the economy is booming then where is the money and WHY is debt soaring and why so many suddenly homeless? LIE-berals do not answer!)

How cold has it been?

Well, according to Councillor John Campbell, cold enough to keep people off the streets. As he told the CBC, “When it’s -15 C, people don’t want to walk a block-and-a-half to get to a restaurant; they want to park within 100 metres.”

(Gosh! And how many centuries has it been since winter last came to Toronto? Cold and homeless people were not a big deal the PREVIOUS WINTER! Are LIE-berals afraid that illegals will turn to crime and violence if they don’t get suitable shelter damned quick? And should we ask how quick illegals will turn to crime and violence if they cannot get good jobs in our LIE-beral debauched economy?)

Campbell was explaining why restaurateurs on King St. W. are complaining about how bad business has been lately. According to the councillor, the loss of 180-odd street parking spots for the transit pilot project has turned King into a “dead zone.”

(Speaking for myself- I note there is ALWAYS a downturn in business whenever there is the threat of a govt strike- like at the colleges, or TTC workers, or the other 17 assorted unions that all finally and grudgingly- in early 2018- accepted raises of 2 percent for each of the next four years- LIE-berals KNEW in January 2018 that they would be out of power and Hogs took the series of 2 percent raises after recognizing it was all LIE-berals could offer! The ugly truth is that when Hogs are riled up about wages or approaching elections they DO NOT go to restaurants! And women in high heels and men in suits do not walk far in bitter cold winter weather- after the HANDY parking places are taken away!)


Even though there are thousands of parking spots within a few minutes’ walk and despite the ease with which the King streetcar now travels, Torontonians hate to be outdoors for a minute longer than necessary when temperatures are so low.

Makes one wonder how the homeless manage to make their way to the aptly named Better Living Centre, where Toronto has cleverly opened a homeless shelter. Far from transit, but surrounded by parking, the shelter on the grounds of Exhibition Place has beds for 20 and plans for 100 by the middle of the month. Too bad the homeless don’t own cars.

(Yeah- maybe LIE-berals can promise to hand out free taxi fares to homeless people in the next election in 2022? Jackass John Tory and his Toronto Turkey Squad have already antagonized too many Toronto citizens by dumping homeless shelter problems on people who do not appreciate City Hall bullies! Too many store owners start their day by mopping up deposits of vomit and other nasty fluids from store fronts and from loading docks!)

Despite reports to the contrary, however, Councillor Joe Mihevc, assured the press last month that, “These are spots that are real and that will bring people in from the winter cold.”

Let’s not forget: poverty includes more than the homeless. Although a job is enough to keep many off the streets, more people than ever rely on food banks to eat. So when Ontario’s new $14-minimum-wage came into effect on Jan. 1, business owners took immediate action. The most emblematic response came when certain Tim Horton’s franchisees sent word to staff, or in Tim Horton’s parlance, “team members,” that, henceforth, they would not be paid for breaks and would also be required to contribute a whole more to their benefit programs.

What choice did the owners have?

(And ”more people than ever rely on food banks to eat”- in our BOOMING ECONOMY? There is the lie- pick a side- booming or starving?)

By the time the team heard the news, Daniel Schwartz, CEO of Tim’s parent company Restaurant Brands International, who took home a modest $6.2 million in 2016, might already have made the yearly earnings of some of them.

(Oh! The head of Timmies is a $6 million dollar man just like that Boss Hog that is chairman of Hydro- the one Doug Ford wants to FIRE for being a Hog! How is it that Hume can defend the salaries of Hydro Hogs who have a monopoly stranglehold on an essential public service while ATTACKING Timmies business owners who MUST control costs or go bankrupt- because unlike Hogs- Timmies DOES NOT have a monopoly! WE ALL need electricity daily but one can go for decades without Timbits! Just another subject that Hume and his gravy grabbing Red Star commissars skip over!)

Workers and executives have nothing in common, Carleton University business professor, Ian Lee told the press. Of CEOs, he said, “Comparing them to an ordinary person is like comparing apples to kumquats; it’s a false comparison.”

That might account for the scarcity of kumquats.

(And it explains the opinions of Carleton HOGS as well! The old Soviet Union had NO trouble getting economics professors to support their economic plans either!)
 
EagleSmack
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Another liberal groper... well what do you know!
 
spaminator
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BONOKOSKI: Our feminist-preaching PM has some serious explaining to do
Mark Bonokoski
More from Mark Bonokoski
Published:
June 28, 2018
Updated:
June 28, 2018 4:48 PM EDT
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes a question during a town hall Q&A with youth at a hiring fair held in a Toronto Library, on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS
The mainstream media, of which the tabloid Sun is not a member in the eyes of the high-browed CBC and broadsheet crowd, has finally caught up with groping allegations levelled against Justin Trudeau which was written about here some three weeks ago.
The National Post, in a column penned by its star columnist Andrew Coyne, put it on its front page Thursday, and the CBC ran a piece Wednesday by its staff opinion writer, Robyn Urback.
Maybe now someone in the parliamentary press gallery will scrum our prime minister on how he is perhaps not the pot to be calling the kettle black.
So far no one has been so moved.
It was the Ottawa-based satirical magazine, Frank, that first published the editorial that ran 18 years ago in the Creston Valley Advance, a small community newspaper in British Columbia, in which a young female reporter, apparently no longer in the game, described of being “groped” and “manhandled” by a then 28-year-old Justin Trudeau, a high school teacher, when he attended a fundraising music festival in that town, Pop: 5,300.
As the editorial rightly asked, “Shouldn’t the son of a former prime minister be aware of the rights and wrongs that go along with public socializing?
“Didn’t he learn through his vast experiences in public life, that groping a strange young woman isn’t in the handbook of proper etiquette?”
Before writing my column on these allegations, I checked first with the publisher of the Advance, who confirmed the incident had occurred and that the copy of that long-ago editorial was both accurate and credible.
I then went to the Prime Minister’s Office for comment before filing the column for publication both online and in print.
And this was their response.
“As the PM has said before, he has always been very careful to treat everyone with respect,” wrote Trudeau press secretary Matt Pascuzzo.
“His first experiences with activism on the issue of sexual assault were at McGill University, and he knows the importance of being thoughtful and respectful.
“He remembers being in Creston for the Avalanche Foundation,” said Pascuzzo, “But he doesn’t think he had any negative interactions there.”
The column got considerable traction on social media, but nary a follow-up in any other media outlet beyond the Sun’s Brian Lilley.
Now the heat appears to be on.
In Urback’s column, she says the CBC is continuing its investigation into the event and opines that Trudeau has boxed himself in by way of his unforgiving approach to caucus members who have crossed the line.
“In the current climate, denying the claim is akin to saying, ‘She’s lying,’ which is a taboo phrase for the leader of a government that has made believing women central to its approach to sexual misconduct allegations,’ wrote Urback.
“If the allegation is true, on the other hand, Trudeau can’t simply explain, apologize and attempt to move on.
“It would look like he afforded himself (the) leniency that he’d denied to members of his caucus who were accused of misconduct,” said Urback.
“So, the prime minister is stuck; he can’t confirm nor deny.”
The National Post’s Andrew Coyne took the same tack, that Justin Trudeau has painted himself into a corner, but that it still needs addressing.
“This can’t just be dismissed as fake news,” wrote Coyne. “This isn’t some rent-a-victim recruited by the prime minister’s enemies to make trouble.
“This is a complaint made at the time,” he argued.
So, what happens now? Will our prime minister, the great preacher of feminism, face his own music or will he continue to evade direct comment?
The next media scrum he faces must have the question asked.
Did he, or didn’t he?
And, if he did, what form will his self-banishment take?
markbonokoski@gmail.com
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Kreskin
#24
He and Trump should be removed from their offices.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
+1
#25
Thereby removing the best sources of material from commedians and pundits everywhere.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
#26
No, you would still have the hitlery child sex fiend weiner computer email loving trumphaters...




But I guess Tragedy is not really comedy unless it's funny.
 
spaminator
#27
Justin Trudeau addresses groping allegation, says he doesn’t recall ’negative interactions’
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets revellers during Canada Day festivities in Leamington Ont. Sunday, July 1, 2018.Geoff Robins / The Canadian Press
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he does not remember any “negative interactions” during an event he attended 18 years ago in British Columbia — acknowledging for the first time allegations of sexual misconduct that recently resurfaced about him at the event.
Trudeau told reporters in Regina on Sunday that he remembers attending the music festival in Creston, B.C., in the summer of 2000, but said he doesn’t recall anything going amiss.
“I remember that day in Creston well, it was an Avalanche Foundation event to support avalanche safety. I had a good day that day. I don’t remember any negative interactions that day at all,” Trudeau said.
This marks the first time Trudeau has offered direct comment on the 18-year-old allegation that has resurfaced in media reports in recent weeks. However, his answer is the same one that has been provided by his office in response to recent questions about the allegation.
The alleged incident reportedly took place at a music festival where money was being raised for the Avalanche Foundation, a charity Trudeau became involved with after his brother Michel died in an avalanche in 1998.
In the days that followed, an editorial appeared in the Creston Valley Advance alleging Trudeau had apologized to an unnamed female reporter at the newspaper after “groping” her at the event. It alleged he told the woman he would not have “been so forward” if he had known she was reporting for a national newspaper.
The unsigned editorial resurfaced recently and has led to calls for the prime minister to address the allegations.
He answered one question on the issue Sunday, but did not offer an opportunity for any follow-ups.
The allegation is particularly problematic for Trudeau, who frequently proclaims himself a feminist and has generally taken a zero-tolerance approach to allegations of sexual misconduct within the Liberal party.
Four MPs have resigned or been kicked out of the Liberal caucus over alleged sexual misconduct since Trudeau became party leader in 2013.
Trudeau has acknowledged that he, like other political leaders, is struggling to figure out the best way to deal with allegations while still allowing due process for those accused.
“I don’t have a rule book that’s been handed down to me from Wilfrid Laurier as leader of the Liberal party on how to handle these situations,” Trudeau said in January.
The Canadian Press has made efforts to speak to the other person involved in the alleged 2000 incident in Creston, B.C., but those efforts have so far been unsuccessful.
Justin Trudeau addresses groping allegation, says he doesn
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
#28
Yeah, we also KNOW the allegations against BROWN were untrue as well...I'm guessing by the reaction, this time this might actually be TRUE.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#29
 
Decapoda
+2
#30
Quote:

Trudeau told reporters in Regina on Sunday that he remembers attending the music festival in Creston, B.C., in the summer of 2000, but said he doesn’t recall anything going amiss.
“I remember that day in Creston well, it was an Avalanche Foundation event to support avalanche safety. I had a good day that day. I don’t remember any negative interactions that day at all,” Trudeau said.

So he's saying she must have wanted it. Seems he's not only a groper, but a victim shamer as well.

Wasn't it Trudeau who told us that victims stories must always be believed? Didn't he lecture us that there is no time limit on sexual assault allegations? Sorry tater, your rules apply to you too.
 

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