Canada Goof

I think anyone who’s spent time on social media knows that men who describe themselves as feminists and spend half their time white-knighting and virtue-signalling to women are the sort you’d want nowhere near your daughters.

Last summer Canada’s manchild of a Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood accused of groping women:

The self-described feminist, who has said he has “no tolerance” for sexual harassment, said he did not recall the event.

“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,” he said, nodding and smiling to reporters.

But on Thursday, he told reporters that he apologized to the woman in question “in the moment,” although he also said he is confident he “did not act inappropriately.”

Now it’s likely the allegations were invented by a deranged lunatic, but what’s interesting is how quick Trudeau was to dismiss them given he spends half his time blathering on about gender issues. As is common with male feminists who chant “believe all women”, he carved out an exception for himself. However, Trudeau is now in a lot more trouble in part due to his treatment of another woman:

Mr Trudeau has been accused of pressuring his former attorney general to cut a deal with a company facing corruption charges – and retaliating when she refused to play ball.

The revelations could cost Trudeau the October general election, some pundits say.

The former AG, Jody Wilson-Raybould, says Trudeau and his staff spent months trying to convince her that taking the company to trial would cost Canadians jobs, and their party votes.

She also says she was subject to “veiled threats”, which she believes were made good when she was shuffled out of her department.

Now another minister, Jane Philpott, has quit saying it was “untenable” for her to continue due to “serious concerns” raised by the case.

So a gurning SJW who’s never missed an opportunity to virtue-signal and polish his feminist credential turns out to be a corrupt, bullying, nasty piece of work especially to women who won’t do as they’re told. Now there’s a surprise, eh?

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24 thoughts on “Canada Goof

  1. I don’t wish to defend Trudeau, but why wouldn’t he quickly dismiss the allegations? He would know who he has groped.

  2. anyone who’s spent time on social media

    Even vicariously – this blog is my only exposure to that frightening world, a public service for which I’m very grateful.

  3. I don’t wish to defend Trudeau, but why wouldn’t he quickly dismiss the allegations?

    Indeed, this is inherently sensible, it just seems at odds with a stance of “believe all women” when it’s others who are being accused.

  4. Avalanche Foundation event to support avalanche safety

    Why would this require the presence of the Prime Minister? Why do Proggies grandstand at pointless distractions while the thing they are actually responsible for go down the toilet? And tellingly, why do we allow them to keep getting away with it?

  5. But this is just politics as usual, innit? Or is there some expectation from the feminists that he should be more chivalrous as a man towards a woman who isn’t obeying his orders than he would be to a man in the same position?

    People destroy the careers of their underlings every day, why should a PM be any different? Especially one who is as talented as Trudeau at pulling off the whole “nice guy” schtick.

  6. And agree with Mr Bison, thanks for bringing us the worst of Twatter so we don’t have to!

  7. Why do Proggies grandstand at pointless distractions…

    Same reason that every other politician does – it’s a f*** site easier than working and bigger pay-off for their career.

  8. “Why would this require the presence of the Prime Minister? ”

    The event occurred nearly 20 years ago, so Justin was not a world famous politician then, just the son of one, working as a teacher. What happened between him and the reporter was actually referenced in the local paper editorial, which mentioned him by name at the time, presumably he’s never sued.

  9. Just more grist to my mill that the ‘right on’ in public types are total c*nts in private, and the opponents of such people who get portrayed as evil baby eating bastards are actually very honourable to those around them.

  10. BiG raises the point I took from all of this- irrespective of the fact that Trudeau is a twat, what did the former AG expect?
    You disagreed with your boss, and refused to do what they asked. Ergo, you either resign, or get fired. She’s trying to have her cake and eat it- disobey and order and retain the job.

    It doesn’t work like that; it’s never worked like that, and the only time it would ever work like that is if you happened to have something hanging over your boss.

    In which case, why are you not the boss instead of your boss already?

    The rest of this is set dressing.

    In fairness, she’s done exactly what you’d expect: dared him to fire her, threatening to go public with the allegations of corruption if he does so. I suspect that (given he could have avoided the fight altogether) there’s a bit more going on here than we’ve been told, so perhaps it’s popcorn time again?

  11. It won’t be the wandering hands that cook Trudeau’s goose. It will be the hypocrisy, and that obscure financial scandal that no one outside Canada understands.
    Men like Berlusconi and Trump get elected because
    a) they don’t bullshit us about their moral virtue, and
    b) they’re too rich to bribe.

  12. You disagreed with your boss, and refused to do what they asked. Ergo, you either resign, or get fired. She’s trying to have her cake and eat it- disobey and order and retain the job.

    I dunno, if he’s ordered her to do something illegal or unethical she has every right to refuse to comply and keep her job. At the moment, it’s looking as though his orders were unethical.

  13. Men like Berlusconi and Trump get elected because
    a) they don’t bullshit us about their moral virtue

    Definitely this.

  14. “I dunno, if he’s ordered her to do something illegal or unethical she has every right to refuse to comply and keep her job. At the moment, it’s looking as though his orders were unethical.”

    And actually quite possibly illegal. Indeed the AG told him so, personally, pointedly and repeatedly.

    She has now gone public. Read this:
    https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/read-jody-wilson-rayboulds-full-remarks-to-the-house-of-commons-justice-committee

  15. Note also that that national post article is a week old. Imagine how quickly this would have hit the Beeb if it was Trump.

    I was beginning to wonder if the BBC was going to report on this at all…

  16. So it’s not actually a feminist issue at all and never was one, but one of the PM of a developed country showing favourable treatment to one of his own companies. The AG could be a trans lesbian who identifies as a 6-year-old male on alternate Thursdays (it is Canada, after all) and this would have no bearing whatsoever on what happened.

  17. Sorry, that should have read 6-year-old male dragonkin attack helicopter. I apologise to Jody/Josh Wilson Apache-Hiccup for the misgendering and will go quiet until I’ve sat through the mandatory diversity training again.

  18. Jody/Josh Wilson Apache-Hiccup

    Haha, very good, but still gives off too much of a “white male” vibe.

  19. Yes, up until today I would have suggested that the insufficiciently woke follow Titania McGrath in order to help with their personal privilege monitoring regime. Referencing her twitter feed indirectly has helped me realise that I am, literally, Hitler but it now transpires she has been pulling my toxic white patriarchal leg all the time.

  20. @Rob:

    “Why would this require the presence of the Prime Minister?”

    In this particular case it was personal. His brother died in an avalanche.

  21. @ Bloke in Germany – well, that’s completely spoiled my day. As Groucho Marks said, “I wouldn’t want to join a club that would have me as a member”. Harumph! >};o)

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