"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday, 7 November 2014

Methinks This Story Has Legs,

The question occurs. Is there a statute of limitation on  sexual harassment?

I believe a Pandora's Box may have  opened on Parliament Hill.

I worked with a former Parliamentary  intern a number of years ago. We were members of the Social Assistance Review Board. The work took us all over Ontario . Much of it driving. Thousands of tedious miles and rivers of conversation to while away the time.

Audrey was a native of Ottawa and had worked as an intern. Only one story stands out in my memory. In  her thirties, she was as well endowed  betwixt chin and waist and had always been.

It must have been the mental image created that made it memorable. I have never been in the Parliament Buildings.

A  very young woman running down a corridor  to get away from a Member of Parliament. He was pretending  to give chase for her  obvious physical attributes but actually to entertain his male colleagues.

Was the miscreant identified. He was indeed. I cannot tell. I wasn't there. But should the story  be true the irony is absolute.

Every day new insight unfolds on the news item. Today Thomas Mulchair revealed the complaints were known to him .The complainants had asked for the matter to remain confidential.

said  as a result of  exposure, the M.P. complainants have been twice victimized.I hear an echo.

Last night CBC  journalist James Coyne ,in a panel discussion  said  "reputations  is everything in  politics". He wash speaking of  accused MP s  being suspended while not even informed  of what they were accused.

If Ottawa Police Chief were to invite victims to come forward  and give assurance  of right treatment
how far back might the story travel?


Anonymous said...

There are further charges being made - this time against an NDP MP for not protecting a staffer. The story has more legs than a centipede

Anonymous said...

And a date for the next election has not even been declared. That CBC host has unleashed dozens of demons from the past & present.