CBC admits wrong to omit mentioning Scott Gilmore married to Liberal minister

Below is the response from CBC Executive Producer Kathleen Goldhar to my complaint filed (see here) with the CBC Ombudsman:

Dear Dean Skoreyko:

I am writing to you in response to the April 26 complaint you sent to our Ombudsman concerning a story broadcast on the March 31 edition of The Current. Please accept my apologies for the delay.

You wrote that we should have been more transparent in identifying one of the participants in the story that morning, and I agree I think we should have.

In an edition that hit the streets a couple of days earlier, Maclean’s magazine columnist and self-proclaimed Conservative Party member, Scott Gilmore had written a ringing manifesto for the creation of a new kind of party for conservatives disenchanted with the current direction of the CPC (“Confessions of a self-loathing Tory”)

The column appeared on March 29 and a couple of days later we invited Mr. Gilmour on the program to talk about why he felt the 14-year-old party had failed him and conservatives like him. To join the conversation, we also invited Alise Mills, a conservative political analyst in Vancouver, who feels the issue is a far more complex one than the column suggests, and Colby Badhwar, a Conservative Party member and youth organizer, who argued that a better option would be a grassroots effort to change the party rather than again splitting the right. It was an interesting conversation, insightful in many respects, and entirely focussed on the Conservative Party and conservative movement in Canada.

As you noted, Mr. Gilmore is married to Catherine Mckenna, the Liberal government’s Minister of the Environment. We knew that. (And, no, the relationship was not “intentionally hidden”, as you suggest.) We discussed whether we should include it in the story, but in the long run, in view of the story’s focus, decided it wasn’t especially relevant.

That was our decision, but in retrospect, I think we should have included the information and left it up to our listeners to decide its relevance. We have now added that information to the story on the program’s web page.

Thank you again for your email. I hope my reply has reassured you of the continuing integrity of our program and our news service.

Kathleen Goldhar
Executive Producer
The Current

Cc. Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman


Trudeau’s dad used political connections to make drug charge “go away” for brother Michel

In attempt to make a personal connection with his pro-weed audience during a Vice town hall, Liberal PM Justin Trudeau told a story of his brother Michel getting busted for possession:

“When he got back home to Montreal, my dad said, ‘OK, don’t worry about it.’ He reached out to his friends in the legal community, got the best possible lawyer and was very confident that he was going to be able to make those charges go away,” Trudeau said.    

“We were able to do that because we had resources, my dad had a couple of connections, and we were confident that my little brother wasn’t going to be saddled with a criminal record for life.” (see here)

Let that sink in for a second, Trudeau is admitting that his father used his political connections to influence the police and the courts.

How many other criminal charges did Trudeau’s father make “go away” for friends, cronies and family?

And Trudeau obviously doesn’t see any problem with the rule of law being applied differently so ask yourself how many times has he himself done the same thing as Prime Minister?

We know as fact Trudeau has broken the law at least twice as a Member of Parliament. Once admitting to smoking weed and once for flying in a private helicopter. What else?


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Global News hides fact gay couple attackers were Moroccan immigrants

A red flag went up as soon as I noticed Global News National Online Journalist Jesse Ferreras didn’t include a description of the people who attacked a Dutch gay couple besides saying this:

The couple soon found themselves attacked by a group of six to eight teens. (see here)

After pointing it out on Twitter, it took about 3 minutes before someone sent me this quote from the Telegraph:

“And then suddenly there was a group of six to eight Moroccan youths. Before I knew it I was on the ground fighting with three men on top of me.” (see here)

I asked Ferreras if he’d like to explain how he missed the description of the attackers but so far he refuses to respond which is not surprising in the least.

It’s more important for Media Party members like Ferreras to protect violent immigrants than protect the gay community.


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CTV runs segment questioning Jason Kenney’s sexuality, why never Naheed Nenshi’s?

After singer KD Lang tried to ‘out’ PC leader Jason Kenney on Twitter:

CTV Calgary thought it to be in the public interest enough to run a segment:

Kenney is unmarried and rumours about his sexuality have swirled around for some time now. This is being used by CTV and Lang as a political attack as the Left believes us Conservatives would somehow be outraged to know the politicians we support are gay. It’s laughable but that’s how they think and which then brings me to Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi.

Nenshi is also unmarried and rumours about his sexuality have also been swirling around political circles yet the media have never reported on them for some reason.

Maybe because the Media Party knows that if their favourite Muslim mayor was outed, his supporters may actually be the ones outraged?


Trudeau appearance at Juno Awards leads into statutory rape joke

Liberal PM Justin Trudeau never misses an opportunity to put himself squarely in the limelight but his latest narcissistic appearance at this year’s Juno Awards has now associated him with a sick joke about having sex with young girls:

Bryan Adams and comedian Russell Peters kicked off the Juno Awards on Sunday night with a little help from Justin Trudeau.

The show opened with a skit set backstage and Peters being waved into Adams’s green room. An incredulous Peters is told Adams is on the phone with the prime minister and the rock star exclaims: “I’m Bryan (expletive) Adams.”

The scene ended with Trudeau requesting that Adams play “Summer of ’69” on the show.

“I love that song,” the prime minister proclaimed.

Peters followed with a somewhat off-colour opening monologue in which he proclaimed the audience of young girls was a “felony waiting to happen,” (see here)

Keep in mind that Trudeau is a self-declared feminist so there should be no doubt that the media will be asking him about Peters’ joke and whether statutory rape is funny, right?


Update: Trudeau was sitting with his wife and young daughter when Peters made his joke

Update: Liberal heritage minister condemns Peters:

Comments made by comedian Russell Peters while hosting the Junos on Sunday night are not welcome by Heritage Minister Melanie Joly.

Peters, who hosted the music awards ceremony in Ottawa along with musician Bryan Adams, called the minister “hot” before introducing her on stage.

He also commented on the number of young women in the audience, suggesting it was a “felony waiting to happen.”

Joly says Peters’ comments were clearly inappropriate, adding this type of humour does not have a place at the Junos. (see here)

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