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Canadian Cabinet Minister Loses It At YYG  
User currently offlinetropical77W From Canada, joined Dec 2009, 65 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3338 times:

Has anyone else heard of this? I couldn't find a thread anywhere... The article pretty much speaks for itself.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ong-worst-hes-seen/article1482043/

There was an editorial in Canada's conservative newspaper where a columnist actually defender her actions.
http://network.nationalpost.com/NP/b...lena-guergis-deserves-a-medal.aspx

Thoughts?

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User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4267 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3288 times:
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I've been to Charlottetown.

She's lucky the folks there are so nice.

If she had tried this crap at YYZ or YOW or YYC or YVR she'd have been led away in shackles.


User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25152 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3052 times:
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Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 1):
If she had tried this crap at YYZ or YOW or YYC or YVR she'd have been led away in shackles.


It's life, it happens. I don't approve of it or condone it, but people get stressed. Who knows what was going on in her life, personal or professional, or if she'd a eaten a bad oyster.

She's apologized. What more is there?

mariner



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User currently offlinetropical77W From Canada, joined Dec 2009, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

Quoting mariner (Reply 2):

It's life, it happens. I don't approve of it or condone it, but people get stressed. Who knows what was going on in her life, personal or professional, or if she'd a eaten a bad oyster.

Well her husband (former tory MP who lost one of the safest conservative seats in the country to a hard left party) got pulled over earlier and was arrested for DUI and cocaine possession.

It doesnt help that many (even tory supporters) see her as being one of the denser politicians in this country. Anyone see that british tv show the thick of it? its like a plotline right out of there.


User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25152 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2864 times:
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Quoting tropical77W (Reply 3):
Well her husband (former tory MP who lost one of the safest conservative seats in the country to a hard left party) got pulled over earlier and was arrested for DUI and cocaine possession.

Is there a suggestion she was on cocaine?

mariner



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User currently offlinesilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2850 times:

Quoting mariner (Reply 2):
She's apologized. What more is there?

She apologized because it became public, not because she thought she did anything wrong. If she was sorry, she would have apologized before she left. MP or not, she should not have been put on the flight.


User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25152 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2835 times:
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Quoting silentbob (Reply 5):
She apologized because it became public, not because she thought she did anything wrong.

I recall times in my own life when I've lost it and haven't apologized until sometime after the event. Even then, I didn't always think I was wrong.

Quoting silentbob (Reply 5):
MP or not, she should not have been put on the flight.

Then the staff is to blame for putting her on the flight?

I shrug. I wasn't there, I don't know what happened except by report. I'm just always baffled by the rush to judgement.

mariner



aeternum nauta
User currently offlinetropical77W From Canada, joined Dec 2009, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

Quoting mariner (Reply 4):
Is there a suggestion she was on cocaine?

Absolutely not. Erratic behaviour aside, she could have been stressed by events relating to her husbands arrest? We can only speculate as to the motive of her actions. It does not change the fact that her behaviour was unbecoming of an elected representative of the people.


User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25152 posts, RR: 85
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2814 times:
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Quoting tropical77W (Reply 7):
It does not change the fact that her behaviour was unbecoming of an elected representative of the people.

I certainly agree. And she has apologized.

mariner



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User currently offlineczbbflier From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 973 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2764 times:

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 1):
...or YVR she'd have been led away in shackles

Tasered to death, more likely. She threw her deadly weapons (her shoes) after all and the RCMP might just fear for their lives.

And the editorial was even more offensive. No doubt he'd be the first to complain about over-stuffed overhead bins opening during turbulence and disgorging their contents upon his puny, pointy-dunce-cap-like head of his.

This behaviour clearly does not pass the Transit Operator's test. This behaviour wouldn't be accepted on a transit bus anywhere, ever. She'd be physically thrown off by some of my colleagues if they had their druthers.


User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4267 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2426 times:
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I know a couple of local newsprint and local CBC people in Charlottetown.
And oddly enough, in the venue where this event unfolded, they're apparenty not touching this story with a stick.

Otherwise, aside from giving fodder to the opposition, even news stories calling for her resignation over this escapade admit she's done good work in PEI where she's worked to improve the conditions of women.

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=329960&sc=98

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?p...1447&cpcat=national&stry=262791422


User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

Quoting silentbob (Reply 5):
She apologized because it became public, not because she thought she did anything wrong

But that is only pure speculation and opinion, without any factual basis whatsoever that that was indeed the case.


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