Ontario MP @MarkGerretsen #YGK continues to solidify his Parliamentary reputation for being a champion of truth telling and integrity.

He is the embodiment of QUOTE:
"There are conditions of blindness so voluntary that they become complicity." (Paul BOURGET)


GERRETSEN devolves into what can only be described as an (unscripted) rant.

28 September 2020
🔗LINK [PROC Meeting No.1]

Reading from a prepared script - and even so struggling supposedly with his own words - GERRETSEN launches into bitter partisan criticism. His conduct visibly wears upon patience of Committee Chair.

6 October 2020
🔗 LINK [PROC Meeting No. 2]

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18 Oct
WITHOUT ANY EXAGGERATION, reaction to a Tweet by @MarkGerretsen has been (very) strong and overwhelming negative.

For someone who infrequently visits Twitter and who usually confines himself largely to #LPC talking points, he generally garners a dozen or so comments ... Image
this Tweet has already collected «724» comments. Reviewing several hundred, I counted eight (8) neutral or supportive.

Frame 1 presents a sampling in a collage of Quote Tweets and Frame 2, Comments. Many could not be used here due to their 'strong wording'. The reader Image
can make their own judgement. Suffice it to say, CDNs want Members of Parliament with emotional maturity. A modicum of humility is also seen as desirable.

Original Tweet
MP @MarkGerretsen Kingston and the Islands #YGK

🔗LINK (Twitter):
#cdnpoli #YGK Image
Read 4 tweets
7 Oct
Utilizing (Liberal interpretations of) #HoC procedure, @MarkGerretsen #YGK ultimately crassly marched in step with his Liberal #LPC colleagues blocking any 'pre-study' of #WECharity links to Prorogation.

@Emmanuel_Rach @ipoliticsca #cdnpoli
GERRETSEN read from a statement [11:21:18 - 11:35:53] delineating @liberal_party argument against the Motion by @karen_vecchio.

Following his reading, GERRETSEN interjected upon @ToddDohertyMP with (supposed) Point of Order [11:51:28]. Taking umbrage at remarks of DOHERTY,
GERRETSEN denied his statement had been prepared by PMO.

To that point, GERRETSEN had an obvious prolonged struggle with the syntax and choice of (his own) words [11:35:01].

* The reader can make their own decision. A video link is provided in the last frame of this Thread
Read 8 tweets
4 Oct
☞ WHILE #FirstNations still don't have clean drinking water;
☞ WITH nothing meaningful to stem the tide of #Veteran suicides;
☞ IN THE MIDST of an apocalyptic snowballing national debt threatening to bury our next generation

AND YET, ...

... a pledge by @JustinTrudeau of yet another humanitarian aid giveaway, ostensibly for #COVID19 🚧 BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE, #UNSC🌐bid may be over, this is meant to bolster @Bill_Morneau's (taxpayer-funded) candidacy to head up #OECD. ImageImageImage
Liberals would have CDNs come to believe THIS not-so-subtle 'circled' statement.

Countless $Billions have been shovelled out the door of 2020, all amidst the fog and chaos of #COVID19 #pandemic - AND ALL WHILE, @PBO_DPB requests have been rebuffed.

nationalnewswatch.com/2020/10/02/bob… Image
Read 4 tweets
2 Oct
A Liberal MP has garnered some unexpected national media attention over his "anguished committee speech" (@hollyanndoan via @mindingottawa).

AND,his defensiveness quickly boiled over, unravelling into a (cringeworthy) rant by the MP Kingston and the Islands.

#cdnpoli #YGK
To the (undoubted) chagrin of @MarkGerretsen and his @liberal_party colleagues, this story doesn't lend itself readily to vetting.

When @CPC_HQ @karen_vecchio introduced a Motion pursuant to Standing Orders requiring an explanation by the government for the Prorogation ...
Mr. GERRETSEN embarked immediately on defensive pushback against any inclusion of #WECharity [17:13:50-17:18:12], even accusing all the Opposition of "conspiring in advance" [17:45:50] as "an opportunity to dig up some dirt. I know they're [#CPC] are looking for this silver
Read 9 tweets
29 Sep
Thread (/4)

WHAT DOES @MarkGerretsen MP Kingston and the Islands #YGK THINK ABOUT #ThroneSpeech?

Read it for yourself.

But, what are others saying? ...

Ref: openparliament.ca/debates/2020/9…
#HoC #cdnpoli #Hansard Image
☞ "There was no reset. It was all just more of the same, and the same in these times is clearly not enough." #RexMURPHY @nationalpost

☞ "In design, then, the speech rather resembled a mullet: Business in front, party in the back." @acoyne @globeandmail

"... The government that failed at so basic a state responsibility as safeguarding public health is eager to take on new challenges."
Read 4 tweets
21 Sep

The deployment of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives team (CBRNE) as a result of ricin letter (White House) investigation, underscores the seriousness of the situation - as if underscoring was even necessary.

#ricin #cdnpoli
Contemporaneously 2 tweets, separate accounts: @ElizabethMay and @EmmMacfarlane.

One closes with a theatric flourish, a histrionic plea for divine intervention.

One utilizes an imperative (command), an incitement to riot.

BOTH, foolhardy and imprudent - descriptors that may
actually be too kind - AS EACH AUTHOR seems heedless (but not entirely thoughtless) to the possible consequences of what actions such words could precipitate.

⚠️ Such words merely wink at some passersby; for others however, such words may burrow away into fragile psyches.
Read 4 tweets

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