MP Dean Del Mastro states Press Gallery member blackmailed Hill staffer for sex

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MP Dean Del Mastro posted this on his Facebook account:

I generally agree with Christie Blatchford but not today. It takes a tremendous amount of courage to come forward as a victim of sexual abuse or assault, particularly if the perpetrator is powerful or famous. Several years ago I was made aware of a young staffer on the hill who had been pressured for sexual favours by a hill reporter who had blackmail materials on her and her boss. After she continually rejected his demands he went ahead and publicly destroyed her in the press with the materials he had; he made it clear the only way to stop it was to sacrifice her dignity. To this day she refuses to come forward out of fear and because she feels it will only further harm her career. As a result, the perpetrator remains working in the press gallery even as many in Ottawa know what he has done (another former hill reporter tells a similar story but she’s afraid to come forward or to make a complaint as well). The bottom line is that tragically many women feel that they are better to keep sexual abuse and assault a secret, afraid of what might happen should they come forward. I agree that the courts do everything they can to protect victims of sexual abuse and assault but you cannot make the argument that because victims won’t file a formal complaint against a sexual predator with the police that the story of their abuse is suspect or false. I don’t know if Jian Gomeshi has done anything wrong or not, few people actually do. However the absence of a formal complaint against him with police is not evidence that abuse has not occurred, its only evidence that there is no formal complaint. CBC’s actions seem to point to a situation where concerns are warranted at the very least. (see here)

An obviously extremely serious allegation which if true will hopefully be backed up with someone coming forward with proof.

Update: Ex-aide to Minister Lisa Raitt, Jasmine MacDonnel denies this FB post has anything to do with her:

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For the background on MacDonnell and Maher, who was working for the Chronicle Herald at the time (see here)

A fund for the Canadian victims of terrorism

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A great cause:

On Monday, October 20th, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was killed in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu because he was a Canadian soldier.

On Wednesday, October 22nd, Corporal Nathan Cirillo was killed at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, because he was a Canadian soldier.

These two brave men died for our country just as surely as if they were in a battle overseas. They died because they were symbols of our freedom.

Let us remember their sacrifice through generosity and national spirit. Let’s raise funds for their families — especially for Cpl. Cirillo’s six-year-old boy.

Please give generously. All funds will be held in trust and divided equally between the two families.

You can donate online, or by cheque, to:

“Military Families in Trust”
c/o 351 Queen Street East
P.O. Box 82581 
Toronto, ON, M5A 1T2

These two men stood on guard for us. Let us help take care of their loved ones.

You can donate at this link here.

National Post editor Jonathan Kay tells people ‘to get a grip” over yesterday’s terrorist act

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So besides being outed this week for helping Liberal leader Justin Trudeau write his campaign comic book (see here) the National Post’s Jonathan Kay doubles down on removing what’s left of any respect he might have with this gem:

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Back to back days of Islamic terrorists killing a Canadian soldier here in Canada and Kay tells you to not get so worked up as it’s not that big of a deal.

Looking forward to him calling up the family members of these fallen heroes and telling them that.

Update: Kay doubles down on his moronic comment by calling this act of terrorism a “suicide by cop”:

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Trudeau thanks National Post editor Jonathan Kay for helping write his memoir

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The National Post and its Comment Page Editor, Jonathan Kay have some serious explaining to do after Liberal leader Justin Trudeau officially acknowledged his help in writing his ‘memoir':

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This would be an extreme case of questionable journalistic ethics and blatant conflict of interest and the National Post/Postmedia and Kay need to come clean about what role he played in writing this for Trudeau – immediately.

Also: See earlier post on Trudeau outing Media Party members helping him here

Trudeau outs Media Party members for helping write his ‘memoir’

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The Media Party is in full-campaign mode pimping Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s memoir with fawning, fluff interviews but the Star’s Susan Delacourt may have slipped up with this gem:

The actual writing of the book was a group effort. Trudeau sat down with various interviewers (including the National Post’s Jonathan Kay), and then the taped recollections were sorted by editors and advisers. (see here)

So, either Trudeau ‘stole’ these Media Party members’ news material which, led by the CBC is colluding to keep from the Conservatives (see here), or they gave it willingly to help him ‘write’ this book.

Also: See earlier post where Kay goes out of his way to smear Sun News after they dared to expose Trudeau campaigning in an extremist mosque here

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