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Fantastic thread: the article on #SNC & Jody Wilson Raybould was apparently translated from a French a La Presse article written by L. Gagnon.

Would appreciate anyone who speaks french to forward me the French article.

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"After all these testimonies, including those particularly informative, Gerald Butts and the Deputy Minister of Justice, Nathalie Drouin, we understand a little better what happened in the pseudo-scandal that disrupts the politico-media class from English Canada.

Certainly, nothing in this affair required Prime Minister Trudeau to do his act of contrition, as claimed by the most enthusiastic commentators of the English-language media.

It is rather those who raised a statue to Jody Wilson-Raybould who should do their examination of conscience."

Lysiane Gagnon being the voice of reason in this tsunami of media misdirection.

And for all those who jumped on the "How could the PM treat a woman like this? He isn't a feminist!" You don't understand what feminism is.

Feminism is not putting women on a pedestal. That is just a different kind of sexism. Feminism is about equality.

Equal opportunities, equal responsibility, equal treatment. We are not snowflakes, delicate and fragile. We have skills and want the opportunity to use them, and get credit for our achievements. This comes along with accepting responsibility for our failings.

What if... what if JWR wasn't performing up to expectations as AG? On a purely gender neutral scale? Should the PM be forced to keep her in this position simply because she is a woman? Or simply because she is Indigenous? That is an incredibly patronizing view.

And it's not only the disagreement over how SNC-Lavelin should be handled. Glen Assoun's file was on her desk for 3 years and she did nothing while he languished in prison. The poor man spent 17 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

The new AG, David Lametti, ordered a new trial within weeks of taking on the Minister of Justice/AG portfolio. Assoun is now a free man.

The recreational cannabis legislation is ham-fisted and bizarre. Is it legal, or not? Apparently, it depends...

Mandatory minimum sentence laws brought in by the Harper Government were supposed to be reversed. In her three years as Justice Minister, JWR did nothing.

She did nothing about improving access to restorative justice to reduce the disproportionate number of visible

minorities in the prison system, or improve accessibility to pardons of one-time offenders.

She drafted legislation eliminating jury challenges and preliminary inquiries, eroding the rights of the accused.

She was tasked with steering the inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women and girls, a process that has been fraught with problems.

She brought in new drinking and driving laws which will see drivers charged with drinking after driving because police can now

come to your house up to two hours after someone reported they thought your driving was odd, and demand a breath test.

If she was a white man, don't you think people would be saying, "Ok, he didn't do what he had been assigned as his job.

That is why he got shuffled to a different ministry." Some would even be suggesting he should rejoin the backbenchers.

But no. Everyone in the media and on the right is screaming for Trudeau's head, saying he fired a woman! Gasp. How can this be?

Feminism is about women being given responsibilities equally to men. And if they screw it up, they face the same repercussions. I think she was lucky to be offered another portfolio (Indeed she was offered two, but turned the first one down).

Seriously, people. Get a grip. Some in social media are presenting this as equivalent to sexual assault. I saw one post on Twitter that said something like:

"She: I said no

The men: We didn't know she was saying no"

This is nothing like sexual assault. This kind of thinking will set women back decades in the workforce. Men will be afraid to hire women because they feel there could be a backlash if they fire or demote them (with cause).

Take some breaths. She wasn't very good at her job. The CPC and media have been building up this huge web of intrigue, linking things that may have nothing to do with one another. Engage your critical thinking.

Being female does not automatically make anyone a saint or a victim. And it is incredibly dangerous to present this notion as "feminism""

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This is apparently the French article: CHRONIQUE LYSIANE GAGNON
AFFAIRE SNC-LAVALIN La construction d’une héroïne
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