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Bernier and his party are looking attractive compared with the Cons and the Libs these days.
After admitting Tuesday evening to sexting someone he said he believed was a “consenting female recipient” who then allegedly tried to shake him down for money, by one report 50,000 euros — this aspect the RCMP is investigating — Clement stepped down first as shadow justice minister and as a member of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians.
Were his posts just this relatively old guy (Clement is 57) trying to reach his constituents and fellow Conservatives in the modern manner, or was he creeping, as a legion of young women have claimed on their social media feeds (“Every girl in Canada with an Instagram was wondering when this would finally happen,” said one) to meet what she described as “literally any age 20-26 Canadian girl with a medium length haircut”?
It’s a reminder, if nothing else, that when it comes to lust, brains are the first thing to go out the window.
What do you call it when you judge an entire group of people the same way? Stereotyping? Prejudice? Bigotry?
However you label it, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau managed to malign one whole group in Canada – male construction workers – while speaking at the G20 summit in Argentina.
While Trudeau participated in a gender equality panel he said: “You might say, “What does a gender lens have to do with building this new highway or this new pipeline?” Well, there are impacts when you bring construction workers into a rural area — there are social impacts because they are mostly male construction workers. How are you adjusting or adapting to those [impacts]?
Really, really, really stinky. Shades of Sponsorship scandal style of corruption. Pretty boy is in waaay over his head.
A PM that calls himself a feminist and then basically demotes a woman and First Nations minister that was an all-star and super competent.
This reeks like a vindaloo shart with the Libs willing to do anything to protect a Liberal-connected and Quebec firm.
In the week since the SNC-Lavalin story broke, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has changed his talking points several times.
After the story first hit, Trudeau insisted that the allegation in the Globe and Mail story — that Jody Wilson-Raybould had been pressured by the Prime Minister's Office while serving as minister of justice to help the Quebec-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution in a bribery case — was false.
He said Wilson-Raybould's continued presence in cabinet, as minister for Veterans Affairs, spoke for itself.
Then she quit — and the message changed. Wilson-Raybould, Trudeau said, had never raised with him the suggestion that the PMO was pressuring her to go easy on SNC-Lavalin, and he made it clear to her that any decisions on the file were hers alone to make.
The shifting nature of Trudeau's explanations suggests a recognition that the government's messaging has gotten out of hand and a correction was needed to contain some of the blowback, said one member of former prime minister Paul Martin's inner circle.
Scott Reid, who served as the director of communications to Martin during the sponsorship scandal that led to a public inquiry, said that if enough voters conclude that Wilson-Raybould was thrown under the bus, it could leave a stain on the Liberals that would be hard to shed in an election year.