Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Why Peter MacKay Should Not Lead Any Canadian Party
When I saw Peter MacKay heading off into the sunset, and paying for his own flight for a change.
After jumping over the side of the sinking Con ship...
I was hopeful that we'd seen the last of him.
But sadly it's pretty clear now, even if he won't admit it, that he is planning to run to replace Stephen Harper...
And making all kinds of noises about how the party he sold to Harper and now wants back, should be more inclusive.
A former high-ranking cabinet minister considered a potential successor to Stephen Harper as leader of the Conservative Party says an “insular” culture is partly to blame for its recent election defeat.
“Your party has to be a mirror of Canadian citizenship … We have to be an inclusive party. We can never give the impression that this is a party that is exclusive, that is anti-this, or pro-that. We’ve got to be a broad-based party.”
So here's just the latest reason he should not be made the leader of any Canadian party.
The Canadian Judicial Council is reviewing the conduct of a Federal Court judge who questioned the efforts of a sexual assault complainant to fend off her attacker.
The council announced Monday it will review the behaviour of Robin Camp during a 2014 case he adjudicated while serving as an Alberta Provincial Court judge.
In the 11-page complaint, Elaine Craig, Jocelyn Downie, Jennifer Koshan and Alice Woolley said that in the 2014 case, Camp asked the complainant, "Why couldn't you just keep your knees together?" and, "Why didn't you just sink your bottom down into the basin so he couldn't penetrate you?"
Because that judge's behaviour couldn't be more outrageous, and his comments more disgusting.
In response to her testimony that she was in physical pain during the alleged assault, he remarked that “sex and pain sometimes go together … that’s not necessarily a bad thing.”
And MacKay was the one who appointed him.
Camp was appointed to the Federal Court by former Conservative justice minister Peter MacKay on June 26, 2015.
Which can only remind us of MacKay's appalling judgement, and that his political career was marked by one act of sexist idiocy after the other....
For who can forget his callous disregard for the lives of sex workers?
Or the way he tried to smear the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, by claiming she had tried to call the prime minister, when she hadn't...
Which made only too clear, long before he appointed that ghastly judge, that he had no respect for our legal system.
And the good news? MacKay and all the other former Con ministers who are expected to run for the leadership of their party, all seem to believe that they can simply turn over a new leaf.
And call everything they did while working for Stephen Harper an unfortunate mistake .
“We were, some would say, thrashing around a bit and trying to come up with policies that perhaps were aimed a little too narrowly, things like niqab and life-means-life sentencing,” MacKay said of some of the party’s more controversial moves.
When in fact they were all such faithful followers of that depraved leader that they will never escape their ghastly records, or his foul legacy...
You know, I have no idea how a Canadian judge could be such a sexist pig in the year 2015.
But what I do know is that for appointing that judge and for his own piggy actions, Peter MacKay does not deserve to be the leader of any Canadian party...
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