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  1. The story has been out for over a month (or since the day he ran for Prime minister) and it's now only picking up steam. As I was quoted "But you're right that it FINALLY seems to be getting a bit more attention."
  2. That's what biased media does. They make it almost impossible to find on their website unless you specifically search for it. That way it looks as though they're a fair and balanced news outlet and should be trusted. But you're right that it FINALLY seems to be getting a bit more attention.
  3. “I’ve Been Very, Very Careful All My Life:” Trudeau Talks Sexual Misconduct and #MeToo "Amid a spate of resignations by Canadian politicians prompted by allegations of sexual harassment and assault, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to the CBC about his zero-tolerance approach to sexual misconduct. When asked by the reporter, “As you look back into your own career, is there a chance at some point that your actions might not have been construed the way they were intended?” Trudeau responded: “I don’t think so. 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.” Despite this statement of confidence in his own actions, Trudeau said he is subject to the same zero-tolerance policy he applies to everyone else. “The standard applies to everyone,” he said. “There is no context in which someone doesn’t have responsibility for things they’ve done in the past. This is something that I’m not new to. I’ve been working on issues around sexual assault for over 25 years. My first activism and engagement was at the sexual assault centre at McGill students’ society where I was one of the first male facilitators in their outreach program leading conversations—sometimes very difficult ones—on the issues of consent, communications, accountability, power dynamics.” The CBC interview will air on Saturday."
  4. Trudeau has boxed himself in with his own zero-tolerance policy on sexual misconduct: Robyn Urback 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. 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 leniency that he'd denied to members of his caucus who were accused of misconduct. So the prime minister is stuck: he can't confirm or deny. As a result, his office opted for the most unsatisfactory of all possible responses, telling the National Post that Trudeau does not recall any "negative interactions" in Creston during that time. In other words, Canada's highest-profile women's rights advocate has been stricken by a convenient bout of amnesia. Trudeau has essentially boxed himself in with his own zero-tolerance policy. He has made clear, over and over again, that there is no time limit on defending women's rights or for standing up for what is right. This is the climate that Trudeau helped create. He can't forget that now.
  5. Why Justin Trudeau’s reported ‘Kokanee Grope’ really matters Anne Kingston: The prime minister’s woefully inadequate response ‘detonates his credibility as an authority on sexual assault’ It matters not only because touching someone without consent is bad, disrespectful and potentially criminal behaviour. It warrants attention because Trudeau’s woefully inadequate 2018 response detonates his credibility as an authority on sexual assault sensitivity and awareness, and raises questions about his perceived privilege. Trudeau’s image in the mass media over the years has been “dreamboat,” not “creep.” After #MeToo exploded, however, it was open season on past behaviour. And no one was leading that rallying cry more than Canada’s self-declared feminist PM who’d declared a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment, assault and misbehaviour. ...any admission on the Prime Minister’s part would subject him to the high standards of behaviour he demands from others. The fact he refuses to make himself accountable to those very standards is why the “Kokanee Grope” matters.
  6. There was a story in the paper about this incident shortly after it was alleged to have happened. (The encounter was alleged to have happened on Aug 4, 2000. This editorial about the incident is from Aug 14, 2000) Of course this doesn't mean the allegations are true, but it certainly undercuts the notion that Trudeau doesn't remember them.
  7. Forums are partly for spreading information. When it comes to politics, people believe what they want, so It's a complete waste of time debating unless you have a lot of time to kill like you apparently do. I post articles and people can take what they want out of it. Good luck.
  8. According to Global News, the administration believes that not only do ISIS operatives have a “right to return,” but also that the “government must facilitate their return to Canada.” Link
  9. John Norris represented Khadr from August 2011 to January 2013. Justin Trudeau threw more oil on an already growing fire this week as he appointed John Norris, the lawyer who represented Khadr from August 2011 to January 2013 to the federal court. Here’s the announcement from the federal government: “The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity. Elizabeth Walker, Chairperson of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee, is appointed a judge of the Federal Court. She fills a new position created under An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Federal Courts Act (S.C. 2010, c. 8). John Norris, a sole practitioner, based in Toronto, is appointed a judge of the Federal Court. He fills a new position created under An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Federal Courts Act (S.C. 2010, c. 8).” While this move is not legally wrong, it is in some ways telling. Brian Lilly discusses this problem well in the following post: “What I can tell you about John Norris is that he has defended a number of terrorists and accused terrorists. In fact, he seems to seek that out. Norris acted for Raed Jaser, one of the men convicted in the Via Rail plot to blow up passenger trains above the Niagara Gorge. None of this is illegal or immoral, but it is telling in terms of where now Justice Norris’ sympathies lie.” Brian is right, looking at Norris’ website we see the following summary: “John Norris represents clients charged with serious criminal offences including murder, terrorism, sexual assault and drug offences.” Norris has continuously defended some of the worst in society and he has now received a massive bonus for it. Why? Simple, Justin Trudeau is continuing his policy of virtue signalling and playing his form of divisive politics. We will continue to see terrorist and their protectors become a more active part of our political environment as the Liberals continue to drop all standards of fact-finding or common decency as their PR machine continues to do whatever is easy and quickly sellable to the mainstream media.
  10. A 3 percent population growth. Ahmed Hussen tabled the Liberal government's plan on Nov. 1st: "Canada will welcome nearly one million immigrants over the next three years, according to the multi-year strategy tabled by the Liberal government today in what it calls "the most ambitious immigration levels in recent history." "Hussen said immigration drives innovation and strengthens the economy, rejecting some claims that newcomers drain Canada's resources and become a burden on society." "Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel was critical of the plan, suggesting the government needs to do a better job of integrating newcomers. 'It is not enough for this government to table the number of people that they are bringing to this country. Frankly the Liberals need to stop using numbers of refugees, amount of money spent, feel-good tweets and photo ops for metrics of success in Canada's immigration system.'" "During the government's consultation period, the Canadian Immigrant Settlement Sector Alliance presented "Vision 2020," what it called a "bold" three-year plan to address growing demographic shifts underway in the country, calling for increased numbers in the economic, family and refugee categories. It recommended a target of 350,000 people in 2018, which climbs to 400,000 in 2019 and 450,000 by 2020. Chris Friesen, the organization's director of settlement services, said it's time for a white paper or royal commission on immigration to develop a comprehensive approach to future immigration. "Nothing is going to impact this country [more] besides increased automation and technology than immigration will and this impact will grow in response to [the] declining birth rate, aging population and accelerated retirements," he told CBC News."