Classless tweet on Quebec election night shootings by Globe journo

This was sent out last night at apx 12:30AM EST by the Globe and Mail’s Quebec chief correspondent Sophie Cousineau


12 hours later and I’m still waiting for Cousineau’s Press Gallery peers to condemn her extremely insensitive and inappropriate comment.


18 Responses to “Classless tweet on Quebec election night shootings by Globe journo”

  1. Michael Harkov Says:

    It was only a matter of time before this kind of comment trying to link the Prime Minister to this trajedy came slithering out of some “progressive” hole.

    These people are mentally deranged; there is simply no other way to describe it.

    • Michael Harkov Says:

      These people are mentally deranged; there is simply no other way to describe it.

      Yes, the shooter was deranged, however, I was referring to the people who will insanely somehow try to blame PM Harper for a part in this. Just thought I’d clear this up in case there was any confusion.

  2. Nicola Timmerman Says:

    Still waiting to know if the guns were registered or not.

    Anyway this kind of remark is completely predictable.

  3. oxygentax Says:

    Dear Ms. Cousineau,

    You assume that Mr. Harper cares what Quebeckers think about an intrusive, ineffective long gun registry that had no hope of ever preventing a gun crime, let alone one such as this.

    The Rest of Canada

  4. Fay Says:

    Wow, the National Press Gallery continue to sink to new lows!

  5. Lynn Says:

    Not only is it classless; it moronically irresponsible, utterly stupid and indefensible. Given the number of times the public has been exposed to subjective images of the PM depicted in the cross hairs; something that must be worrying to all politicians today; one would hope that the boorish in the media party would keep their traps shut if they can’t engage their brains before their fingers..

  6. Hans Says:

    Thus the readers can now conclude that Sophie Couseneau, is off her gourd.

    I wonder why the PMO is sending out emails condemning political violence?

    Apparently, the perp had a handgun and a rifle.

    Let me guess that the perp didn’t bother to register his handgun or rifle for that matter either… Maybe it’s because people with criminal intent, don’t respect the law on registries and will ‘pop off’ others they find inconvenient.

    I’m sure they would just love to have a photo of PM Stephen Harper standing over a bullet riddled body blowing the smoke from his unregistered pistol.

    Yep, that would fit the journo-loser ‘evil Stephen Harper’ meme.

    The bodies aren’t even cold and the journo-loser is cackling online about saving the precious Quebec non-existent gun registry that stopped a crime dead in it’s tracks.

    Long-gun registry dismantling is ‘well underway’

    An injunction has already been granted in Quebec and records in the registry pertaining to residents from that province have been separated from the rest of the RCMP-managed database.


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  7. Liz J Says:

    Classless, baseless, clueless, and thoughtless. What has the ending of the long gun registry got to do with a messed up individual shooting and killing a person? Are Quebecers attempting to blame this on the Harper government to divert attention from their own decrepit and scandal ridden province?

    I’m one of those who really wish Quebec would go, we’ve endured enough of their games and blackmail, alas, they never will, what they’d be left with should they leave would not be something they’d could live with. Most seppies have no clue just what their world would look like when they leave, their baggage would be a lot lighter than they assume.

    After the election results in French Only Land, why should the PM or anyone else in the rest of Canada give a tinker’s damn what they think about guns or anything else? One thing we know for sure they’re shamelessly on perpetual dole as a benefit from the country they want to leave. We really should pressure our federal government to revamp or do away with equalization payments, let provinces be more responsible for taking care of their own houses with their own resources. Quebec has always been rich in resources, they have no excuse at all.

    • Fay Says:

      It is time for Quebec to leave. i don’t want to leave these blackmailing games to the next generation. Without Quebec our children will have a bright future in Canada.
      I am from the baby boomer generation and I believe the majority feel like I do!

  8. Big Joe Says:

    I imagine the gun in question was a pistol and not a long gun such as a rifle or shot gun. Pistols are already extremely controlled. Yes, I don’t know for sure, but I. Have a feeling. The elimination of the long gun registry would then be errevolent to the argument.

  9. Comitiis Says:

    Sophie – you are an idiot. I completely understand why you chose a life of journalism, it suits you. Now GFY! and tweet that Chienne.

  10. john Says:

    Sophie Cousineau: Simply because you have access to twitter doesn’t mean every dumb comment you happen to imagine must be shared. Like all Quebecers and all journalists you think that your opinions are something everyone can’t wait to hear. Get over yourself and S.T.F.U. !

    Oh, and B.T.W? Don’t like the removal of the gun registry? Tough S***! The conservatives have a majority so there is not a damned thing you can do about it. 😀

  11. Martin Says:

    NP story mentions the weapon was an assault rifle, totally illegal and prohibited, and thus outside any former registry. Witnesses say the weapon jammed, probably saving many lives.

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  14. jon Says:

    Only when the journo is on the receiving end, such as with Brazeau and Barton, does the Media Party report on the story (all of ’em, even the ones Barton has no affiliations with), seeking redress in the form of apologies and retractions. But when it’s one of their own who makes offensive and inflammatory remarks, they’re all mumb, going into complete silent mode. Further proof of how they circle the wagons around their own kind. And they wonder why they get labeled as hypocrites. Not that they really care in any event. Because in order to experience shame, you have to have to first have the capacity to feel it. Those like Cousineau, and those who shield her, clearly lack such a capacity.

  15. brianmouland Says:

    So good if the loony left would just learn to shut up

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