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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 7:58 am
 


The right-wing pervert hall of shame is going to need a new wing soon.

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Report recommends Canadian senator be expelled for sex with teen

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By Arthur Weinreb 1 hour ago in Politics

Ottawa - Should the Canadian Senate go along with the recommendation of the ethics committee, Don Meredith will become the first senator in Canadian history to be expelled from the Upper Chamber.

The Senate ethics committee released its report yesterday. According to the report, described as scathing, Meredith’s use of his office to have sex with a teenage girl was one of the most egregious breaches of the role of a senator. The committee decided there is no alternative other than expelling the Ontario senator. Although the committee could have recommended any one of a range of sanctions, the members considered only expulsion and suspension. In choosing expulsion, the report stated if Meredith was suspended, the Senate would again be discredited upon his return.

Meredith, a married pastor from Richmond Hill, Ontario, was appointed to the Senate in 2010 by the Harper Conservatives. He has been under suspension from the Senate since 2015 when details of his relationship with the teen first became known.

According to the facts before the ethics committee, Meredith met the teen, identified only as M, when he was 48 and she was 16. He gave her his Senate business card and cell number and the two began a relationship. They had Skype chats that involved M undressing and Meredith masturbating. According to Meredith, although there was touching, the two did not have sexual intercourse until M turned 18.

As a pastor, Meredith had spoken out for youth and against Internet luring. However he suggested the teen undress for him on Skype because “this is what adults do.”

Meredith describes what happened as a “moral failing” and has so far refused to resign his seat.

Under Senate rules, Meredith has five sitting days in which to respond to the ethics committee report. If he chooses not to respond to the report, the Senate can hold an expulsion vote as early as next Tuesday.

The age of consent in Canada is 16 so police never became involved in the matter.

While the Senate has used its power of suspension several times over the years, a senator has never been expelled from the Upper Chamber. Bill Trudell, Meredith’s lawyer, said his client will decide in the next few days whether exercise his right to speak to the Senate or reply to the report.

Trudell rejects the finding of the committee that there is no alternative to expulsion and has argued Meredith be suspended from the Senate for one or two years. However, the ethics committee found suspension in this case would only result in the Senate being discredited once again after Meredith finishes his suspension and returns.

Since no senator has ever been expelled before, it is not absolutely clear the Senate has the power to expel a sitting member. The ethics committee received legal opinions that Canada’s constitution gives the Senate the same powers as the House of Commons in the U.K. has. Since the British House of Commons has power to expel members, the Canadian Senate does to. But as it has never been done before, there may be constitutional challenges if Meredith is in fact expelled.

According to the Toronto Star, since Meredith’s suspension from the Senate, his salary and the investigation have cost taxpayers at least $600,000.



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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 8:12 am
 


Hmm.

Seems you folks aren't so boring after all. [B-o]

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 8:25 am
 


Wait...wait.

So, for a liberal, an ethical fuck up is a blunder, for a conservative, an ethical fuck up should be an expulsion? :roll:

I just want to make sure we are all on the same page here.

Logical inconsistencies aside, yes, he should be expelled.


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 8:35 am
 


Surely you're not equating what Sajjan did with what this guy did???!

No wonder conservatives have so many problems with women. Can't tell the difference between honour issues with and "on her" issues.


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 8:39 am
 


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Surely you're not equating what Sajjan did with what this guy did???!

No wonder conservatives have so many problems with women. Can't tell the difference between honour issues with and "on her" issues.


Feel free to cite the laws that have been broken.

Your exact words:
"LOL.

Well if he gets criminally charged with fraud they you have a case."

Well, if he gets criminally charged, I guess...


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 8:51 am
 


It's up there with Liberal minister under Trudeau Sr., Francis Fox, forging another man's name on an approval form so his mistress could get an abortion. Regardless of party anyway any one who conducts themselves in these ways shouldn't be holding elected or appointed office anywhere.


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 8:55 am
 


Unbelievable. He used his position to influence a barely legal minor and her family for sexual gain. He had sex and cyber-sex with her while traveling on senate business and using senate computer/phone. He is the subject of numerous sexual harassment and inappropriate touching complaints from senate staffers.

LITERALLY ANY EMPLOYER will fire you for ANY those things without it rising to the level of criminal charges

Telling a FIB is completely different.

As I said, the fact that you can't judge the moral difference between this kind of sexual impropriety and someone telling tall tales just illustrates the threat conservative attitudes pose towards women. No wonder these problems keep occurring in your camp.


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Thanos wrote:
Regardless of party anyway any one who conducts themselves in these ways shouldn't be holding elected or appointed office anywhere.

I concur, but I feel that expulsions should be far more common then accepting resignations.

This clown has already wasted enough tax payer coin to protect himself. There is no reason why we should be obligated to fund his 'golden parachute' after. Expel him, and strip his long term benefits and perks.


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BeaverFever wrote:
It is sooooo much worse when the other guy's team does it!!!!


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Thanos wrote:
It's up there with Liberal minister under Trudeau Sr., Francis Fox, forging another man's name on an approval form so his mistress could get an abortion. Regardless of party anyway any one who conducts themselves in these ways shouldn't be holding elected or appointed office anywhere.


Exactly. On a side note It's a sign of the times that back then a woman needed a mans permission to get an abortion....so much for the suggestion that morals don't change.


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BeaverFever wrote:
It is sooooo much worse when the other guy's team does it!!!!


Yawn.


Shot your wad already eh?


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Shot your wad already eh?


Nope. I will wait until I am off work for that. Wife doesn't like doing it here. Says the couch isn't comfy enough for it, and there is no chance in hell she gets to bend over the desk. It's a nice fucking desk.


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:22 am
 


I'm a bit suppressed that there is no criminal charge. Can he not be charged with child porn seeing as he had her taking off her clothes via skype while under the age of 18?


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:26 am
 


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Surely you're not equating what Sajjan did with what this guy did???!


I agree, though what Sajjan did is ... disturbing and probably unethical. What Pedo boy did is far worse and sickening. To say what Don M. did is unethical is only touching the surface of how wrong it was.


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:27 am
 


stratos wrote:
I'm a bit suppressed that there is no criminal charge. Can he not be charged with child porn seeing as he had her taking off her clothes via skype while under the age of 18?


The age of consent in Canada is 16. It's between 16 and 18 in the US, depending on the state.

There was an investigation, but he did nothing illegal. Just immoral, and lied about it.


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