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Susan on the Soapbox: Ghomeshi’s Apology

It’s over. Yesterday Jian Ghomeshi signed a peace bond and apologized to Kathryn Borel. The Crown dropped the sexual assault charge. Here’s Mr Ghomeshi’s apology and Ms Borel’s reply. Ghomeshi’s apology I want to apologize to Ms. Borel for my … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Ghomeshi’s Apology

Montreal Simon: The Ghomeshi Apology and the Shame of the CBC

And so it ends, for him. Jian Ghomeshi has apologized, and avoided another trial for sexual assault.Jian Ghomeshi stood before an open court today and apologized for his "sexually inappropriate" behaviour against a former CBC employee who had… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Ghomeshi Apology and the Shame of the CBC

The Canadian Progressive: “Jian Ghomeshi is guilty”, Kathryn Borel says in post-sexual assault charges statement

Kathryn Borel: “Every day, over the course of a three year period, Mr. Ghomeshi made it clear to me that he could do what he wanted to me and my body.” The post “Jian Ghomeshi is guilty”, Kathryn Borel says in post-sexual assault charges st… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: “Jian Ghomeshi is guilty”, Kathryn Borel says in post-sexual assault charges statement

BigCityLib Strikes Back: On Marie Heinen: A Brief Note

If one person came out the whole Ghomeshi mess unsoiled it was Marie Heinen.  Now stupid journalists are asking her if she thinks she’s betrayed the sisterhood and other such nonsense.  She shouldn’t have to answer.  It isn’t her fa… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: On Marie Heinen: A Brief Note

BigCityLib Strikes Back: On Marie Heinen: A Brief Note

If one person came out the whole Ghomeshi mess unsoiled it was Marie Heinen.  Now stupid journalists are asking her if she thinks she’s betrayed the sisterhood and other such nonsense.  She shouldn’t have to answer.  It isn’t her fa… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: On Marie Heinen: A Brief Note

Susan on the Soapbox: The Ghomeshi Verdict: We Deserve Better

“Violence against women is not about the behavior of the women.”–Gillian Hnatiw, lawyer for Lucy DeCoutere By his own admission Jian Ghomeshi likes rough sex. The legal question is whether the three women who met Ghomeshi in 2002 and 2003 … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: The Ghomeshi Verdict: We Deserve Better

In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 12: Bombings, and bodies, keep piling up

Another week, another atrocity. This time, it’s Brussels, Belgium (a city described in January by Donald Trump as a “hellhole”) that came under sophisticated and yet cowardly attack by ISIS on Tuesday. Bombs went off in three locations leaving at least 30 people dead. That an attack would happen in Brussels is hardly surprising. The […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 12: Bombings, and bodies, keep piling up

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Ghomeshi and a fair trial #nlpoli #cdnpoli

The moment when Jian Ghomeshi’s lawyer established during the trial that witnesses against him had colluded in their testimony and had lied – even if by omission – there was very little chance that the judge could possibly have found the former b… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Ghomeshi and a fair trial #nlpoli #cdnpoli

Montreal Simon: The Ghomeshi Verdict and the Road Ahead

The trial is over, Jian Ghomeshi has been acquitted of four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking.And for those of us who support women's rights, the end couldn't have been more depressing.With the once swaggering bully going free,… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Ghomeshi Verdict and the Road Ahead

Politics, Re-Spun: Ghomeshi and Canada’s New Criminal Code

Clearly, we need an overhaul of Canada’s criminal code, with a feminist lens. Men sure get off easy, right Mr. Ghomeshi. Ghomeshi, Bill Cosby, rape culture should be helping guide us to what kind of criminal code can produce justice. 2016 and no statistic in the world will convince our justice system that the priority … Continue reading Ghomeshi and Canada’s New Criminal Code

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In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 6: Trudeau keeps promise, gets roasted

The Trudeau government made good on one of its election promises this week. Whether it was a good decision remains to be seen. As promised, Trudeau is pulling our fighter jets out of the international bombing mission that is kicking the crap out of ISIS. Trudeau has never fully explained why we would pull out, […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 6: Trudeau keeps promise, gets roasted

A. Picazo: In The Fight Against Sex Crimes, We’re All In This Together

This op-ed appeared in The Ottawa Citizen on November 12, 2014 Late last week, amid the growing scandal surrounding Jian Ghomeshi, buried under the reprehensible politicking and partisan bickering over the handling of sexual misconduct allegations on Parliament Hill, was a remarkable moment of bravery and candour from well-known political commentator and former Parliament Hill . . . → Read More: A. Picazo: In The Fight Against Sex Crimes, We’re All In This Together

Montreal Simon: Rex Murphy, Jian Ghomeshi, and the CBC Cult of Celebrity

It's hard to imagine a more ghastly thing to watch on a grim, grey, fall day in Harperland, than Rex Murphy on Jian Ghomeshi.The only thing more depressing would be a Stephen Harper speech, or an ISIS video.But I watched it anyway eh?Because I'm really interested in what people who work at the CBC . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rex Murphy, Jian Ghomeshi, and the CBC Cult of Celebrity

Dented Blue Mercedes: BDSM, Gender, Entitlement, and Jian Ghomeshi

Whether anybody wanted the conversation right now or not, it’s become time to have a conversation about BDSM, gender and entitlement.

Over a week ago, Jian Ghomeshi, the then-popular then- CBC commentator, appeared to be coming out of the closet about engaging in what he referred to as “rough sex (forms of BDSM),” and . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: BDSM, Gender, Entitlement, and Jian Ghomeshi

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Jian Ghomeshi: A Brief Note

Yes the story is ugly but I sincerely hope that someone is making sure he’s ok. #JianGhomeshi— Mike Bendixen (@mikebendixen) October 31, 2014

Indeed.

The Canadian Progressive: PR Firm Navigator Dumps Jian Ghomeshi

High profile public relations firm Navigator announces it’s no longer representing beleaguered former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi.

The post PR Firm Navigator Dumps Jian Ghomeshi appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Cowichan Conversations: Jian Ghomeshi: One woman, actor Lucy DeCoutere, alleges she was slapped and choked without her consent.

Richard Hughes-POLITICAL BLOGGER

Like so many Canadians I jumped on the bandwagon in defence of Jian Ghomeshi. It was a knee jerk reaction and my earlier comments mocking the CBC management were out of line. I apologize.

‘Q’ was one of Canadian Radio’s best and I mourn its’ passing but it is over . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Jian Ghomeshi: One woman, actor Lucy DeCoutere, alleges she was slapped and choked without her consent.

Cowichan Conversations: Elizabeth May Defends Jian Ghomeshi Amid Allegations Of Violence Against Women

Richard Hughes-Politically Speaking

The CBC fired Jian Ghomeshi and now they are facing a 55 million dollar lawsuit for defamation and breaking confidences.

This may rank as the bonehead mover of the decade for the CBC, who have also had problems with Don Cherry in the past.

I have not been able to . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Elizabeth May Defends Jian Ghomeshi Amid Allegations Of Violence Against Women

The Canadian Progressive: Ghomeshi claims he was fired by CBC over sex allegations

The plot is thickening around Jian Ghomeshi’s departure from the CBC as the radio star announces a $50-million lawsuit against the public broadcaster.

The post Ghomeshi claims he was fired by CBC over sex allegations appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Cowichan Conversations: Jian’s Ghomeshi’s Facebook Message About His CBC Firing

Dear everyone,

I am writing today because I want you to be the first to know some news.

This has been the hardest time of my life. I am reeling from the loss of my father. I am in deep personal pain and worried about my mom. And now my world has been rocked . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Jian’s Ghomeshi’s Facebook Message About His CBC Firing

The Canadian Progressive: CBC severs ties with popular Q host Jian Ghomeshi

The CBC announced Sunday it had severed its ties with Jian Ghomeshi, the popular host of the public broadcaster’s cultural affairs radio show Q.

The post CBC severs ties with popular Q host Jian Ghomeshi appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Something Ugly This Way Comes

I really don’t know what this is about, and frankly I’m not sure I want to.  But you wanna talk about the nation losing its innocence?  The career of the nicest guy on Canadian radio ends in a grease fire?  Bad for Jian; bad for CBC.  Bad for Canada.

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Cowichan Conversations: Jian Ghomeshi Has Left The CBC Building-But Why?

Richard Hughes-Politically Speaking

Jian Ghomeshi has been fired, resigned, was forced to resign, chose to leave of his own free will or just what the hell has really happened?

Arguably Canada’s top broadcaster does not just bolt as it appears. Was he pushed?

The social media may reveal more but for now this . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Jian Ghomeshi Has Left The CBC Building-But Why?

In This Corner: Random thoughts, from Jian to Tim to Louis C.K.

Welcome to the long weekend, everyone. Or, as those of us who toil in retail call it, the weekend.

For your long weekend enjoyment (?), I have for you a collection of not ready for prime time blog items. None of these items quite have the gravitas to become fully-fledged blogs, worthy of 500 or . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Random thoughts, from Jian to Tim to Louis C.K.