He is on a terrible roll this week. First he eluded to him being a pedophile, then he said that student setting off a firework on the TTC was his fault. Now he is saying the PM is selling drugs. I can't take this man seriously.— laura frost (@Ljafk) June 2, 2023
God Poilievre is a thug.— Andrew Coyne 🇺🇦 (@acoyne) May 31, 2023
This came up before, during the 2019 election campaign, and Canadaland published the definitive story on Oct. 8, 2019:
Oh good,@PierrePoilievre has revived the repulsive smear that Trudeau was or is a pedophile and sexually preyed on students in his capacity as a teacher.— Alheli Picazo (@a_picazo) May 31, 2023
It's important to spell out exactly what is happening here, and shut these lies down. #cdnpoli https://t.co/xnNWJzNQSh
Here is a tweet which includes the Austin statement from 2019:In recent weeks, rumours and innuendo have swirled suggesting that The Globe and Mail has been working on a hot scoop about Justin Trudeau’s departure from West Point Grey Academy, the Vancouver school he worked at in his late 20s......The trouble with this is that it’s all bullshit.Let’s start with the Globe: journalists there had been looking into the reasons behind Trudeau’s departure from the school. But they didn’t find anything nefarious.Reporters at the paper have been confused, for weeks, about this rumoured story.At a press conference late last week, Globe reporter Marieke Walsh asked Trudeau about what she described as “unfounded rumours” about why he left. “I moved on,” Trudeau said. He was also asked about whether he signed a non-disclosure agreement. His answer, simply, was “no.”.......In his 2014 book Common Ground, Trudeau wrote that he left West Point Grey over a dispute around the student paper, of which he was in charge. A student took a pointed stance in its pages, earning reprimand from the administration — which also shut down the paper itself. “[That] convinced me that West Point Grey was not the best fit for me as a teacher, nor I for them. Shortly after, I took a teaching position in the Vancouver public school system,” Trudeau wrote.It’s a Sorkin-esque stand on principle that sounds a bit contrived, but it’s actually backed up.In his 2017 unauthorized biography of Trudeau, writer Alan Hustak largely reinforced the story, but in a slightly less flattering light. Turns out the offending article, which Trudeau signed off on, “savaged” an English teacher at the school. Hustak, citing former headmaster Clive Austin, wrote in Magnetic North that Trudeau himself also got reprimanded for putting the paper out. “Justin advanced the argument that his students had the right to ‘free speech.’ Austin didn’t buy it. West Point Grey released Justin from his contract.”Austin put out a statement last week amid all this mess.“I recall the day that Justin visited me in my office near the end of the 2000-2001 school year and told me he had enjoyed his first few years of teaching, yet was considering a return to Montreal,” the statement read. It added that “we parted company on good terms.”
The Canadaland story continues:
Can Ms Walsh shut the fuck up now? Trudeau loses two significant family members and 18 years later you’re harping on him? Shameless!— Suburban Polly (@SuburbanPolly) October 4, 2019
We see what we want to see!
Truth, of course, doesn't stop our PeePee, does it.A 2015 Global story, which spoke to former students and faculty, reported that Trudeau left “to pursue new challenges.” The same year, CBC spoke to former students and collected social media posts, with no mention of the supposed affair. There’s a Reddit thread with some of his former students sharing stories as well, also with no mention. Publicly, at the time (as is played up by the Tories) Trudeau said he was moving on to give speeches.There is nothing to this story. There is no evidence that Trudeau was fired for an affair. There is no gag order. There is no Globe story...
A better blow? An outright conspiracy theory dreamed up by Buffalo Chronicle and you are claiming that is a better blow?— Claire D. (@3rdtimewalter) June 1, 2023
PMJT said something true. Pierre has been in politics, receiving tax funded salary, for over 18 years, never had any other job. What Pierre said about PMJT was snide and an unsubstantiated story. But Joe, I know you work for a media outlet that is tabloid journalism so 🤷♂️— Hugh Sturdy 💙 (@SturdyHugh) June 1, 2023
So far, Pierre Poilievre has accused Justin Trudeau of being personally responsible for:— CC (@canadiancynic) June 1, 2023
* fireworks on a bus in Toronto
* drugs on Vancouver streets
* wildfires in Northern Alberta
You'd be nuts not to vote for someone this powerful.