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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( the mysterious harassment complaint against an ndp mp , seems odd as its unclear if an official complaint was even filed with the ndp ? yet he was suspended from his duties )


NDP’s Weir has no knowledge of any new harassment allegations against him

By The Canadian Press. Published on Feb 22, 2018 4:56pm

NDP MP Erin Weir. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Adrian Wyld


Federal NDP MP Erin Weir says he remains in the dark about any specific allegations of harassment against him, despite the party’s deadline for complaints having come and gone.

“I do not know of any specific complaint against me,” Weir told The Canadian Press in an email on Thursday. “I am, of course, eager for the investigation to proceed in a timely fashion and to learn the nature of any allegations.”

The Saskatchewan MP was temporarily suspended from his duties earlier this month after caucus colleague Christine Moore alleged that Weir had engaged in harassing behaviour towards women, including party staff members.

While Moore said she had not personally experienced anything untoward, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh deemed the allegations serious enough to suspend Weir and launch a third-party investigation.

Any would-be complainants were given until Feb. 20 to report the incident to the investigator, University of Ottawa law professor Michelle Flaherty.

The NDP won’t reveal whether any complaints were received.

“The deadline for the investigator to collect information was Tuesday,” NDP spokeswoman Sarah Andrews said in an email.

“Based on what she has collected, she will work on her report. Until that is ready, I do not have any further information.”

Andrews would not say when Flaherty’s report is expected to be complete.

Moore sent an email to all NDP MPs on Jan. 30 that alleged a number of women had complained to her about harassing behaviour from Weir, who had just announced his intention to run for the position of caucus chair.

Singh responded by suspending Weir and announcing a third-party investigation, even though Moore said she herself had not personally experienced any harassment by her caucus colleague.

Weir has protested his innocence, and in an interview with CTV’s Power Play, said Moore’s complaint hit him like a bolt out of the blue, adding: “It feels like it might have been politically motivated.”

While he acknowledged that Moore’s email put Singh in a difficult position and that any allegation of harassment needs to be investigated, Weir did question the fairness of being publicly named in the absence of a specific complaint.

Weir, 35, a former economist with the United Steelworkers union, was first elected in 2015 in the riding of Regina-Lewvan.


https://ipolitics.ca/2018/02/22/ndps-weir-no-knowledge-new-harassment-allegations/
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( well I disagreed with his re entry into the pc leadership race , I don't disagree with his decision to sue CTV news for this story )


Former Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown sends notice of libel to CTV News



Brown accuses CTV of 'false, malicious, irresponsible and defamatory' reporting


CBC News · Posted: Feb 24, 2018 7:38 AM ET | Last Updated: an hour ago





Ontario PC Leadership candidate Patrick Brown, seen on Feb. 20, had indicated he planned on suing CTV News. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)


Former Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown sent a notice of libel to Bell Media, the parent company of CTV News, late Friday night, CBC News has learned.

Brown resigned his leadership post abruptly on Jan. 24 hours after a report emerged in which he was accused of sexual misconduct by two women dating back to when he was a federal MP in the Barrie, Ont., area.

Howard Winkler, among the team representing Brown, confirmed that CTV had received notice.

Brown in his suit alleges CTV engaged in "false, malicious, irresponsible and defamatory" reporting on its national newscast as well as its news website. The suit names the CTV Television Network, its parent Bell Media Inc., as well as several journalists, some named and some unknown, who worked on the stories.


Brown denied the accusations from the outset and was allowed to enter the party's leadership contest earlier this week.

The former Opposition leader, who had been kicked out of party caucus by interim leader Vic Fedeli, will contest the party's leadership race along with Caroline Mulroney, Christine Elliott, Doug Ford and Tanya Granic Allen.

CTV 'stands by its reporting'

In mid-February, it was reported that one of the women, who accused Brown of trying to force her to perform oral sex on him, had revised some details of her story outlining her allegations against Brown.

She originally said she was in high school and under the legal drinking age at the time when they met at a bar on the night in question, but later said she was in fact out of high school and older than the legal drinking age.


"In the court of public opinion and among the many journalists I've spoken to, these allegations are now seen for what they are — fictitious and malicious," Brown wrote in a Facebook post when that revision was made public.

The woman's lawyer dismissed it as a "collateral matter" and said she "stands by the truth of the core allegation."

In his libel claim, Brown denies engaging in sexual misconduct or providing alcohol to someone under the age of 19. Brown is demanding an apology and retraction from CTV News.

In a brief statement issued early Saturday, CTV acknowledged it has received the notice.

"CTV News stands by its reporting and will actively defend its journalism in court," it said.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/.....33?cmp=rss
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( Paul Bliss is no longer with CTV , sort of wondered what happened to him after he had been accused of sexual misconduct but appears his career with ctv did not survive the scandal )


Paul Bliss no longer with CTV following sex misconduct claims

Paul Bliss


Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, March 6, 2018 3:29PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, March 6, 2018 3:59PM EST


TORONTO -- A prominent CTV News reporter who was suspended after a woman made sexual misconduct allegations against him is no longer with the company, Bell Media said Tuesday.

A spokesman for the company confirmed the departure of Paul Bliss but refused to provide further details.

"We don't comment on the specifics of individual employee matters," Scott Henderson said in an email to The Canadian Press.


Bliss did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The allegations against him have not been verified by The Canadian Press.

The veteran reporter, who worked at CTV's bureau at the Ontario legislature, was suspended in late January hours after the publication of a blog post containing allegations by Bridget Brown, who describes herself as a Calgary-based entrepreneur and former CTV employee.

Henderson, Bell Media's vice president of communications, said at the time that Bliss had been suspended pending an investigation in light of the allegations.

In the blog post titled "MeToo in Canadian Broadcasting," Brown detailed an alleged sexual incident involving an unnamed CTV reporter in the spring of 2006. She said she had reached out to the reporter she had met at a party a few weeks earlier to ask if he wanted to get coffee with her.

The reporter "suggested instead I come to his office after his shift," Brown wrote, which she did.

After showing her around, they ended up in his office where, she said, he started kissing her and pushing on the top of her head. She said she told him she wasn't interested and that he then allegedly performed a sex act in front of her.

Brown wrote that she had kept silent about the alleged incident for 12 years but had finally decided to go public in light of the .MeToo movement of women coming forward with stories of sexual harassment and after reading about the resignation of Ontario's Progressive Conservative leader amid sexual-misconduct allegations against him.

Brown refused to discuss the situation on Tuesday.

"I don't think I have anything to say about it at this time," Brown said.

Bliss's biography on CTV's website had described him as a "veteran reporter ... and occasional anchor for CTV Toronto." It said he has won 13 awards for his reporting, including the Edward R. Murrow International Award for Best News Series.


https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/paul-bliss-no-longer-with-ctv-following-sex-misconduct-claims-1.3831372
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( paul bliss is back from the dead , with a major lawsuit against CTV )



Paul Bliss, ex-CTV News reporter, launches $7.5M lawsuit over dismissal



Political reporter suing broadcaster and woman who accused him of sexual misconduct


The Canadian Press · Posted: Apr 06, 2018 2:57 PM ET | Last Updated: an hour ago





Reporter Paul Bliss was suspended, and later dismissed, over allegations of sexual misconduct earlier this year. (Paul Bliss/Twitter)


A former CTV News reporter facing sexual misconduct allegations is suing the broadcaster, its parent company and the woman who levelled accusations against him.


Paul Bliss, whose departure from CTV was announced last month after he was suspended in January, alleges Bridget Brown defamed him, and CTV then published and broadcast defamatory statements in its coverage of the woman's allegations and Bliss' suspension.

•Journalist Paul Bliss no longer with CTV after sexual misconduct allegations


Bliss is seeking $7.5 million in damages in the suit, which also targets CTV journalists who covered his story.


Brown, who describes herself as a Calgary-based entrepreneur and former CTV employee, had alleged that a sexual incident took place in 2006 when she was in Bliss' office.


Bliss denies Brown's allegations in his statement of claim and says the pair engaged in a consensual encounter. He says in the claim that he suffered injury to his integrity and character, and damage to his professional reputation as a result of the allegations.


Brown says she finds "virtually everything" in Bliss' statement of claim to be false.

Scott Henderson, Bell Media's Vice President of Communications, declined to comment on Bliss's case when contacted by CBC News.


None of the allegations have been proven in court.



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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Jagmeet Singh says he always believes survivors. Well, here's another one
NDP MP Christine Moore, who alleged improper conduct by a fellow MP, is facing troubling accusations herself

Neil Macdonald · CBC News · Posted: May 08, 2018 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 3 hours ago

As is his right, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has set a rigorously high bar for sexual misconduct within his party — possibly the highest in parliamentary history.

Explaining his decision last week to throw MP Erin Weir out of caucus, Singh said an independent investigator had found that "Mr. Weir failed to read non-verbal cues in social settings. And that his behaviour resulted in significant negative impact to the complainants." [em;hasis added]

Singh acknowledged that "when Mr. Weir was told his advances were unwanted, he stopped." But, he said, he decided to expel Weir when it became apparent the MP was not sufficiently remorseful or willing to take full responsibility for his offences.

Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir expelled from NDP caucus after harassment investigation
The names of Weir's accusers have been withheld even from him, an increasingly common practice nowadays in the corporate world.

Actually, just about everything about Weir's case is unremarkably routine nowadays, save for one fact: the complainants had to be sought out. The original accusation against him was made in an open email earlier this year to all caucus members by a third party: fellow MP Christine Moore (Abitibi-Temiscamingue).

Weir had been seeking the position of caucus chair, and Moore replied that she was aware of his behaviour, not toward her, but toward other women, and that "You are the last person in the caucus I would like to see to get that position … as a woman I would not feel comfortable to meet with you alone."

That email prompted Singh to suspend Weir from caucus, and, effectively, make an announcement on Feb. 1 inviting complaints against the MP.
[emphasis added]

NDP MP Christine Moore alleged that her caucus colleague Erin Weir engaged in harassing behaviour towards women. She is now being accused of inappropriate behaviour herself. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

"I am committed to creating a safe workspace for all and ensuring that survivors feel safe to come forward," Singh said, using the accepted term for anyone who has been on the receiving end of any sort of sexual impropriety.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion.....-1.4652795


This is not "rape" -- this is an abuse of power! Sexual harassment has a purely subjective definition. Where is our vaunted Supreme Court on this one? If the abortion prohibition was thrown out as too vague, how about this one? The so-called perp can't possibly know when he -- and it is only males that can be guilty -- so what can he do do evade prosecution. Answer: NOTHING!!!

And -- if no sexual contact is involved -- why do men not get to ruin the careers and aspirations for women who they feel uncomfortable with? Why are men the only ones who don't need to feel safe? Correct that -- white cis-gendered men ... (I mean, what would Singh do if the perp was a 'visible minority' man, like himself?)

Over to you, queenmandy ... enlighten me, please. And where are the legions of other people who claim a kind of moral superiority in matters having to do with women ...
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You won't get an argument out of this one from me, Bugs. Moore weaponized harassment and now it is coming back to bite her.
Weir was convicted by a kangaroo court.
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Bugs wrote:


This is not "rape" --

True, it wasnt rape. Um....did anyone say it was or is this an attempt to inject something that never was?
Ah yes...it muddies the water. Good job !
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this is an abuse of power!

Probably true . But as Leader of the party I suppose this is his right.
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Where is our vaunted Supreme Court on this one?

Oh thats easy.
301 Wellington Street, Ottawa On., K1A 0J1 . Now you know.

I hope thats what you are asking since one would...er...should know this issue has nothing to do with the SCoC .
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If the abortion prohibition was thrown out as too vague, how about this one? The so-called perp can't possibly know when he -- and it is only males that can be guilty -- so what can he do do evade prosecution. Answer: NOTHING!!!

Ahhh....the triggered white male. So hard done by... LOL !
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And -- if no sexual contact is involved -- why do men not get to ruin the careers and aspirations for women who they feel uncomfortable with? Why are men the only ones who don't need to feel safe? Correct that -- white cis-gendered men ... (I mean, what would Singh do if the perp was a 'visible minority' man, like himself?)

And again... the poor white male eh? So hard done by.

It would almost seem that the white male has no power , no privilige and is downtrodden day and night.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( it appears this mp has been suspended until the allegations are looked into and it can be determined if she broke any rules or not )


NDP MP Christine Moore suspended from duties after being accused of inappropriate conduct


Afghanistan veteran from Manitoba says Moore “took advantage” of him after emotional testimony on Parliament Hill in 2013.



NDP MP Christine Moore on the front lawn of Parliament Hill on April 30, 2015 in Ottawa. Moore has been suspended by the party while an investigation is underway into a claim made against her.



By Alex BallingallOttawa Bureau

Tues., May 8, 2018



OTTAWA— NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has called an investigation and suspended a Quebec MP from her parliamentary duties after she was accused of inappropriate conduct by an Afghanistan war veteran.

Glen Kirkland, 34, told the Star Tuesday that Christine Moore “took advantage” of him in 2013, after he delivered emotional testimony, about being wounded in combat, at a committee hearing on Parliament Hill. He said Moore invited him to her office, gave him alcohol and later “followed” him to his hotel room. In subsequent weeks, Kirkland said Moore contacted him repeatedly, and that her advances ended only after she travelled without invitation to his home in Brandon, Man.

Kirkland’s allegations were first reported Tuesday morning by CBC.

“I was an emotional mess then, and there’s no question about it, she took advantage,” Kirkland told the Star by phone from Manitoba, alleging he felt a “big power imbalance” because he was an army corporal and she was a member of Parliament.

“I was crying, emotional,” he said. “Could you imagine if I was a female and she was a male?”


Singh responded in a media release Tuesday, stating that he takes Kirkland’s allegations “very seriously” and that he will appoint an independent investigator to conduct a “fair and full” examination.

“While that process is ongoing, Mme Moore’s duties as an NDP MP, including participation on any committee, will be temporarily suspended. Once the work of the investigator has been completed, Mme Moore’s role in caucus will be re-evaluated,” Singh said.

In a short, emailed statement, Moore, the MP for Abitibi—Témiscamingue, welcomed the chance to participate in an “independent and fair examination” of the allegations.


“Out of respect for the fairness and the integrity of the process, I will not be commenting further on these allegations at this point,” Moore said.

She did not respond to an interview request from the Star.

Kirkland, meanwhile, said he believes his story is already well-known in social circles around Parliament Hill, and that he is speaking out now only to respond to questions from reporters. He added that he’s willing to speak because Moore was the MP who first accused Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir of harassing women, including NDP employees.

Moore made the accusation earlier this year in an email to the NDP caucus, prompting Singh to suspend Weir from his duties and launch a third-party investigation.

Singh announced last week that the inquiry concluded that one complaint of harassment and three complaints of sexual harassment against Weir were “sustained” by the evidence. Singh said the investigation found that Weir had missed social signals in a way that had “significant negative impacts” on the complainants. He noted that when Weir was told “his advances were unwanted, he immediately stopped.”

Though he was initially willing to allow Weir to stay in caucus and undergo harassment training, Singh decided to expel him after Weir contested one of the allegations against him in the media, and accused former leader Tom Mulcair and fellow MP Charlie Angus of punishing him for his views on carbon taxes.

“This makes it clear that the rehabilitative approach was no longer possible,” Singh said.

In an interview with the Star last week, Weir criticized the investigation that he said started with indirect allegations and then “solicited” anonymous complaints from party staff and volunteers. He acknowledged he missed social cues and said the investigation found that he stood and sat too close to women, and spoke to them longer than they wanted him to — behaviour he said is “far from what most Canadians would think of as harassment.”

A party official speaking on background disputed Weir’s characterization of the findings, and said the investigation revealed a “pattern” of “behaviour of a sexual nature.”

Kirkland, meanwhile, said he “felt sick to my stomach” when he heard that Moore was accusing Weir of harassment. He said Moore pursued him even though “there was a lot more than just social cues for her to pick up on.”

“She was making the accusation on behalf of other people,” Kirkland said. “Who put her in that moral authority?”

Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan, said his party takes Kirkland’s allegations seriously.

“We are the party that very clearly has a stand on harassment,” he said. “We’ll see how the process works out. I have no other comment right now.”

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/05/08/ndp-mp-christine-moore-suspended-from-duties-after-being-accused-of-inappropriate-conduct.html
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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NDP MP Christine Moore suspended from duties after being accused of inappropriate conduct

Fake News Alert ! Fake News !

There is NO WAY a woman could be guilty. I have been told that sooooo many times by a poster here.

Impossible !

Wait...maybe it could be true? Wha???
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It pleases me to see how utterly groundless and flip TC is.

The fact is -- she is alleging sexual harassment at some level. She feels she has a "human right" to not feel uncomfortable. Whaa-aat??

OK, even forgetting her sense of entitlement that ordains her with a superpower -- she can destroy any man's life with an allegation.

The really foul thing is that Singh took her at her word, and ejected a sitting member from the NDP caucus. So much for the Democracy part of their party name. They aren't New, either.

It's up to Erin Weir, apparently, to do something that would allow her to feel comfortable. It's like he needs affirmative consent to be in the room with her!

That's what TC accepts as the new normal.

But what happened that made Singh look so indecisive and panicky? It was public opinion! The Letterkenny people think this is screwed up. That isn't what they want -- they want their daughters safe when they are out at night. It's different from occupational terrorism. Which is what feminism has become.

Singh squirmed and gulped all through this. He shows us all what a weakling he is -- he rolled over, exposing his belly like a spaniel ... and then rolled over again when the reaction came in. No starch there. So he "busts" her -- for what? She's doing what the activists want women to do. What did she do? He's the goof he said he always believes the survivor/woman, as if that made him better than the rest of us. In fact, it made him a pawn.

This won't stop until it's stopped!
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Seeing how you otherwise shit the bed with adding in godknowswhat to try and bolster some arcane whacky thought devoid of truth....
Bugs wrote:
It pleases me to see how utterly groundless and flip TC is.
....is quite laughable !
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-- she can destroy any man's life with an allegation.

Oh man, so sad. Must be triggered again!

Of course any woman can try, and any man is free to fight back and take her to court for detrimental cause .
Of course, small town ham and eggers would rather spout inanities on the internet vs having to do something concrete.
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The really foul thing is that Singh took her at her word, and ejected a sitting member from the NDP caucus. So much for the Democracy part of their party name. They aren't New, either.

Well look at that, the blind squirrel found one nuggte of truth to post ! Congrats on...
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That's what TC accepts as the new normal.

...oops spoke to soon!

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This won't stop until it's stopped!


Well, that must win the " no shit sherlock" statement of the day.

Now go on and define what "it" is .

This should be fun to watch.
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TC pretends that that what has happened to Erin Weir is a mere piffle, and something Canadian courts would and can remedy, no damage done.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHASHAHAHAHAHa ... oh my God, that is a good one.

When have they ever done that, when the perp is a woman? Hmmmmm?

Even when he accusers of Ghomeshi were caught in perjury and contriving evidence, did anything happen? Were those women charged with anything? How about the case the proves how "banana" our banana republic courts are -- Micheal Bryant, the manslaughterer. Let's say the Courts flap in the wind.

We should never forget that the lawyers who were gulled by a small-town lawyer into believing that Karla Homulka was a battered housewife are now in senior positions -- because nobody gets fired from government.

Erin Weir has the temerity to challenge his gutless leader, the Sihk nationalists Jagmeet Singh -- and that's the only reason he survived. Patrick Brown was no more guilty that Erin Weir.
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Bugs wrote:
and something Canadian courts would and can remedy, no damage done.

Hey , if he can prove damages then he wins. Easy....you should learn this stuff.
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When have they ever done that, when the perp is a woman? Hmmmmm?

It happens what can I say ? Woman harassing married men for one...but you know it can and does happens, just that it doesnt fit your lil' ol scenario you conjure up.

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How about the case the proves how "banana" our banana republic courts are -- Micheal Bryant, the manslaughterer.


Now now....you have been thouroughly schooled on that case and yet here you are being a dumbass all over again. I swear you have to be the dumbest f**k in all of SW Ontario to parade this again. You have been schooled, now go back and re-learn . LOL!
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We should never forget that the lawyers who were gulled by a small-town lawyer into believing that Karla Homulka was a battered housewife are now in senior positions -- because nobody gets fired from government.

More ignorance, and youve been schooled on this one too ! So funny how you lie and or change facts....you do that well trumpy !
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Erin Weir has the temerity to challenge his gutless leader, the Sihk nationalists Jagmeet Singh -- and that's the only reason he survived.

Good for him.
But hey....didnt you say "its never women" who do this yet.... here we are. Man you lose a whole lot today. Best pack it in and get some Metamucil , the shits backing up in your mouth.
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Patrick Brown was no more guilty that Erin Weir.

So why did he up and quit so fast? No balls...no moxy....or he knew (as we do now) there was 'enough' with his past and his finances to run for the door.

Yea...run away he did. Probably best you run from any legal discussions since you are way out of your league and do not even know how wrong you are.
That phrase..." a little knowledge is a dangerous thing" was written with you in mind.
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Christie Blatchford: Christine Moore may not be the feminist conscience she branded herself to be
What most Canadians outside the Hill don’t know is that it was also Moore who was behind the 2014 ruination of two Liberal MPs, Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti
Christie Blatchford
May 8, 2018
9:49 PM EDT

Juana Ines de la Cruz was a 17th century Mexican nun, women’s activist, poet and scholar.

She wasn’t describing New Democratic Party MP Christine Moore when she wrote, “Has anyone seen a stranger moral fervor? You who dirty the mirror cry that it isn’t clean.”

But it’s a magnificent fit nonetheless.

Until Tuesday, Moore might have appeared the feminist conscience on Parliament Hill, a job to which she appointed herself.

In reply, and Moore appears to have hit “reply all”, she accused him of being “the last person in caucus I would like to see get that position. “There is too many women (mostly employee) complaint to me that you are harassing to them and as a woman I would not feel comfortable to meet with you alone.”

With these vague complaints, Moore set in motion Weir’s temporary suspension from caucus, the usual secret lawyer’s “investigation” of the allegations, and last week, Weir’s expulsion from caucus by leader Jagmeet Singh.

In the final analysis, Weir stood convicted of being what was once called on the late, great Seinfeld series “a close talker”.

(In the episode, Elaine briefly had a weird boyfriend named Aaron who was oblivious to the norms about personal space and who hovered inches from the face of whomever he was chatting up.)

Ditto Weir.

Never was there a hint of a breath of anything substantial, and despite the party beating the bushes for victims (Singh’s chief of staff emailed 250 federal NDP staff, inviting them to contact the investigator), turns out he’d done nothing but what any single 36-year-old on the Hill might do: At a dreary function, he sought out female company to talk to and sometimes, apparently, he talked too long or too close.

Oh yes, and at the 2016 Saskatchewan NDP convention, he’d had cross words with a staffer from then-leader Tom Mulcair’s office, who intercepted him on the way to the microphone, where Weir planned to depart from the party orthodoxy on carbon pricing.

He didn’t like being shut down; the staffer didn’t like that he was not in proper lockstep: They had a bit of a verbal set-to.

She made a recent complaint that he’d been aggressive and intimidating.

But she had authority over him (the dread power imbalance was in her favour) and she won the skirmish – Weir deferred to her and didn’t speak against the resolution.

So, a close talker then, with a smidgeon of independence to boot: What a bastard.

What most Canadians outside the Hill don’t know is that it was also Moore who was behind the 2014 ruination of two Liberal MPs, Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti. (Emphasis added.)

Until Tuesday, Moore might have appeared the feminist conscience on Parliament Hill, a job to which she appointed herself

The reason most don’t know her from that sorry incident is that though Moore went on a bit of a press tour to discuss it, it was as an alleged victim. Thus, she was guaranteed anonymity by most mainstream news media, was never named in legacy print and only ever appeared in the shadows on the tube.

I named her in my 2016 book on the criminal justice system (Life Sentence), in a section on the casualties of what was then called #ibelieve and later the #MeToo movements.

In a brief email correspondence that March, she didn’t ask for confidentiality and I didn’t offer it.

How it happened was that at the funeral that fall for Corporal Nathan Cirillo, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders reservist who was shot while standing guard over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa, Moore spotted then-Liberal leader Justin Trudeau on the bus taking Parliamentarians to and from the service.

She presented him — what better time than a funeral for a slain soldier? — with what’s called a third-party complaint.

She said that one of his MPs, Scott Andrews, had allegedly behaved inappropriately with one of her colleagues.

Trudeau told his whip to tell the NDP whip about the allegation, and within days the two whips met Moore and the alleged victim.

It was there Moore first brought forth her own serious accusation about Massimo Pacetti. On November 5, Trudeau temporarily suspended both men and appointed a lawyer for the requisite secret review.

Liberal MPs Scott Andrews, left, and Massimo Pacetti were suspended in November 2014 after female NDPs complained about their behaviour. Christine Moore also played a role in their suspensions.

Moore told me that it was only when the news leaked out and journalists began calling that she knew she had to go public.

According to her account given to various media, she and Pacetti played in the same sports league, went for drinks, and then for a nightcap at his hotel.

There, he made his desire clear, and after a trip to the loo, she said, she “froze,” memories of an alleged sexual assault as a teenager overwhelming her, and “then we had sex with no explicit consent from me.”

She did, however, provide the condom Pacetti used.

Both men were permanently expelled from the Liberal caucus in March of 2015. Both were finished in politics. Moore told me she regretted how Trudeau had managed things, that it was his decision which shredded the men’s lives and that she would have been happy if Andrews had taken “behavioural therapy” and apologized.

Then Tuesday came a story by CBC’s Neil Macdonald, about how, after former Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry soldier Glen Kirkland testified at a 2013 House of Commons defence committee (Moore was a member), she invited him to her office.

There, he said, she poured him a couple of gins, even though he told her he was on antidepressants and painkillers. As Pacetti allegedly had done, Moore also allegedly made her intentions clear. The two spent the night at Kirkland’s Ottawa hotel.

NDP MP Erin Weir temporarily suspended from duties following harassment allegations
MP Scott Andrews says sexual misconduct saga taught him how ‘my jovial Newfoundland friendliness can be perceived’

Then she allegedly stalked Kirkland a bit, once showing up at a golf course where he was playing with friends, another time at the doorstep of his Brandon, Man. house.

Kirkland didn’t claim he was sexually assaulted, or that he’s any kind of victim. But he was a lowly private – a wounded and vulnerable one too, at the time, who had seen his friends killed around him – and Moore was a wheel, a big-time MP.

But he found it a little rich, he told Macdonald, to watch from afar on TV the destructive chain of events Moore set in motion with Weir (and of course, less well-known, before him, with Pacetti and Moore).

Neil Macdonald contacted Singh’s office for comment for his story. Mid-day Tuesday, the NDP leader issued a statement saying Moore was suspended pending the usual secret lawyer’s investigation. Moore issued a brief statement, saying she was pleased to cooperate with the investigation. She didn’t reply to my email.

If you dirty the mirror, you don’t get to cry that it’s not clean.

• Email: cblatchford@postmedia.com
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Gosh ... look at that. One woman took down three essentially innocent men on unsupported allegations of 'sexual harassment'! And what can the destroyed men do? What court would TC recommend?

Her picture is in the article, and shows off some of her tattoos nicely, though she looks stoned.

I look forward to TC's "spin" on these revelations. And 'gutless' Patrick Brown has a multi-million dollar lawsuit against CTV and the reporters. People are expecting the biggest penalty ever in Canadian libel law.
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There is some pushback from within the NDP, from an MP from the days when the left cared about civil rights and due process and all that republican nonsense. Lorne Nystrom has objected that the process was flawed. "Flawed?" It doesn't rise to that level.

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Ex-NDP MP Nystrom calls Weir probe ‘flawed,’ as party starts new investigation into MP Christine Moore
By NEIL MOSS MAY. 9, 2018
'I think it could have been handled differently from both sides,' says ex-NDP national director Karl Bélanger of MP Erin Weir's caucus dismissal, though others say the party did the best it could.

As the NDP opens a new investigation into misconduct allegations against MP Christine Moore, some party stalwarts say they don’t think it properly handled its most recent conduct review and dismissal last week of MP Erin Weir from caucus.

Other observers, though, say the NDP leader and his team did the best they could, given the circumstances.

“The leader [of the NDP] had a press conference in front of the main doors of the House of Commons at the height of the publicity of the #MeToo movement around North America and that made this a big national issue when it should have been handled internally,” Lorne Nystrom, a former Saskatchewan NDP MP for 32 years, told The Hill Times. He said the presumption of innocence in Mr. Weir’s case was overlooked.

Mr. Nystrom, who backed MP Guy Caron (Rimouski Neigette-Témiscouata-Les Basques, Que.) in last year’s leadership race, said the investigation was “flawed,” as such examinations are supposed to be started based on a specific complaint from someone directly affected and not unspecified allegations from a third party.

The investigation started in early February after Mr. Weir (Regina-Lewvan, Sask.) expressed his desire to become the NDP caucus chair. In response, MP Christine Moore (Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Que.) said in an email to the NDP caucus that Mr. Weir was the “last person” she would want to see in the position. In her email, Ms. Moore outlined unspecified allegations of harassment against Mr. Weir she said were from mostly women staffers. The allegations resulted in NDP leader Jagmeet Singh launching a third-party investigation conducted by University of Ottawa law professor Michelle Flaherty. [....]
https://www.hilltimes.com/2018/05/09/weirs-dismissal-brings-questions-ndps-leadership/143220


How can they handle this without it being obvious that they are creating a greater injustice than they are remedying? Not that the social justice types care.

And it turns out that Jagmeet is a terrible leader.
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