Friday, October 01, 2021
Does anyone else find it rather odd that the Trudeau in Tofino story is now on its second day? Ridiculous.
Join your mostly white media in making #TruthandReconciliationDay all about a white man. Couldn't fail harder if we tried.— #SHIFT (@TheGentYYC) October 1, 2021
Can the Globe & Mail, Global, CTV, Postmedia and the CBC at least donate all the revenue in sales they've generated from covering the Trudeau family Tofino trip to Indigenous community centers...— kris meloche (@krismeloche) October 1, 2021
Not too many stories today about TRC Day and survivors..
All about Trudeau.🤔
I can appreciate you being pissed at JT.I also appreciate that some First Nations people aren't.I'm white, a settler...respectful to know it's not my call. But I have to call out the disgusting media for appropriating the TRC Day for a self-serving, cynical purpose. I have to.— spicertoon63🇨🇦🎨 (@spicertoon63) October 2, 2021
I won't object to media outlets complaining American-style about PM Trudeau being away with his family on the Day for Truth and Reconciliation if they ever employed an Indigenous person in the newsroom before they were shamed into it. #cdnpoli— Heather Mallick (@HeatherMallick) October 1, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced September 30 as a National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. It's now a federal paid holiday. The Premiers of BC, AB, SK, ON, QC, NB & NL all chose not to recognize it as a paid holiday. But guess who the MSM has chosen to harass & demonize?— Janet Wagner (@janetwagner21) October 1, 2021
Here's what's wrong with Canadian media.— Christopher Byrne 🇨🇦 (@CBinVAN) September 30, 2021
I don't care if he rolls up his sleeves, takes a day off, wears funny socks, his hair, his beard etc.
I care about his policies. https://t.co/HULxQM8d7i
‘I think there is a growing body of reasonable people out there who are trying to figure out what to do… but… there is a group of very vocal, very influential people who hold significant positions of power who are working hard against reconciliation,' https://t.co/rCd91pIm6i— APTN News (@APTNNews) September 30, 2021
Through the summer and fall I manually converted the Truth and Reconciliation's summary report for e-readers with full accessibility markup. It was really important for me to read the report and I think everyone occupying these lands should too. https://t.co/8p7T1Tn0QC— Brendan B. (@distinctivename) September 30, 2021
'My hope is that it doesn’t end after today': Sixties Scoop survivor Marcel French says he hopes the sea of orange shirts and momentum from the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation continues. | @michellekarlenz https://t.co/BMCykRKCX2— APTN News (@APTNNews) October 1, 2021
An anti-masker in line behind me turned to a masked, elderly woman behind her and said, "why are you wearing a mask?" She replied, "so I won't catch whatever it is that makes you act like an idiot.”— Clay Nobles (@claypaulnobles) September 28, 2021
Go Jays! Here's the Blue Jays logo done by an Indigenous artist Kory Parkin who has other wonderful artworks as well.
This is a thing about which we can all be proud. https://t.co/pUdJUjoHJP— Scribulatora (@Scribulatora) September 30, 2021
Found it!!! Artist Kory Parkin pic.twitter.com/Y8xoCTAfP5— spicertoon63🇨🇦🎨 (@spicertoon63) September 30, 2021
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What with you and Montreal Simon defending the man at every drop of the hat, I'm surprised Trudeau hasn't grown angel wings and fluttered above us all offering universal benediction. He is truly a man above men, what? Even informed us right after the election that he had heard us all and was off back to Ottawa to slay Covid. Had that been that a direct campaign promise? Don't think so. I expect any leader to do their best in the pandemic as a given, not as a special favour from a man without a majority, with a full two-thirds of voters not choosing Liberal.
Trudeau with his trip to the Aga Khan's private isle was one aspect of his not getting the norms of regular society, by not showing off his elite status. Then we were treated to the sight of he and the fambly wandering around in India like backwoods rubes clad in Indian ceremonial dress trying not to look like said rubes -- his idea of "catering" to his hosts looked like a sort of rural do-gooder's idea of paying respect, and was in agonizingly poor taste. Cringeworthy to me. Out of touch. Now this time, it's been jet off to Tofino for a spot of R&R on the very first Reconciliation Day. The common factor seems to have been his lovely wife's presence. We know she can't sing either. Does the Queen wear local garb on a State visit? You must be joking, of course not. There is official etiquette to be followed.
If Trudeau had the faintest tinge of common sense, he'd have made a surprise appearance at a local Vancouver Island's First Nation's ceremony on Thursday. That would have engendered applause all around. But no, a false story about his being in Ottawa was the initial official story put around, until he was caught out. Lord love a duck, the man is a fool with a glass chin, and totally unaware of it to boot.
So I'm left as a progressive wondering about the brainpower of all you Trudeau supporters who praise and defend him no matter what dumbass thing he does. Critical faculties have apparently passed you by in the rush to spout idolatrous praise and defence of the indefensible. Scrambled egg for brains is my conclusion. I spent 74 years on this planet only to witness the political equivalent of E-talk celeb gushing by supposed adults? Say it ain't so.
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Pardon me for thinking that its not dumb for Trudeau to walk on a beach with his daughter instead of pandering to the press.
They have this attitude that he must be hiding something from them and they're determined to find out what it is. I suspect its that he neither likes them personally nor respects their work. And every now and then, he doesn't hide that very well.