For the past two years I have been listening to people tell me that our prime minister was about to be “metoo’d.” The rumours were always centered around two times in Justin Trudeau’s life; his first few years as an MP for the riding of Papineau when he lived part-time at Chateau Laurier, and the stints he had as a teacher at West Point Grey Academy and Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Vancouver.
Rumours like this are tricky as there is an army of ex Harper-era staffers who sometimes have good information, while other times they are blowing hot air. It seems like, for some, disinformation is a sport. They understand that getting the rumour out is all that matters. I have spoken with several sources. Not all of them are staffers. Some are lawyers, or freelance writers, even an editor or two.
Good journalists exist in this country. They just all happen to work for shitty outlets. Political biases, once avoided as to at least appear objective, are now so pronounced that the slant is the accepted reality. As a young journalist looking for work, if you apply to a certain outlet, you already understand the political culture that exists there. You know getting that token conservative slot at HuffPost or the CBC, or becoming that totally woke token for Post Media, is very unlikely. I’ve known reporters who have lost long-term freelance gigs because while they were doing work for a progressive outlet, they also sold a piece or two to a conservative leaning publication. So the progressive outlet stopped taking this person’s calls.
That’s how it is now. They test your leanings, they have overbearing editors, and often a risk-averse legal team. The result is that journalism in Canada is both the best it is has ever been for unearthing important stories, and the worst for mainstreaming a tabloid style of dissemination. They pressure accusers to exaggerate their allegations. They want to break a story so bad that they fish for salacious quotes instead of examining the evidence and asking tough questions.
Earlier today, I tweeted the latest incarnation of the Justin Trudeau imminent #metoo bombshell. The reason? Because otherwise we are at the mercy of the methods used by the media to manipulate the timing of important stories. Their biases prompt them to act like operatives, not journalists. They time the release of their stories to inflict maximum damage.
You know why I don’t like the media? They are all about tabloid these days.— James DiFiore (@jamesdifiore) October 4, 2019
Here’s the rumour they’ve been sitting on.
Allegedly, @JustinTrudeau slept with a 17 year old when he was a teacher.
That’s the big scoop, apparently.
Do with this as you will. #cdnpoli #elxn43
So I disrupted their timing a little. I tweeted what I know; that various sources from different media outlets, ex staffers of conservative politicians, as well as disgruntled ex Liberal war room strategists are swearing that there is a secured non-disclosure agreement and a semi-cooperative female witness.
Recently, the Globe and Mail’s Robert Fife, who broke the SNC Lavalin story, said on CTV that he sat on the Andrew Scheer insurance broker story for weeks. He then, coincidentally, broke the story when it would garner more coverage, and cause more damage than it would have weeks earlier. He could have released the story when he first questioned the Conservative Party about Scheer’s broker license, but he waited instead.
The worst part is none of this is uncommon. Many journalists reading this will be shrugging and saying, “Well, yeah. That’s how it works.”
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Outlets do not have to act like the National Enquirers of Canada, where stories get held until they are deemed to be a channel changer. It’s bad enough that parties release negative stories about themselves on Friday afternoons as to get the least amount of traction possible, but now outlets are actively manipulating how we consume new information, instead of releasing the details as soon as they are confirmed.
Here we are, waiting for the gatekeepers of information to drop the perennial shoe. It’s possible they won’t release it without full cooperation from the woman allegedly involved, and by now she could be hesitant to come forward in any capacity.
If that’s the case, it is still better than giving so much power to outlets who only have the interests of themselves in mind, and possibly the interests of their preferred political party.
As a teacher he would be forced to resign because she is a minor and at least 10 years younger and he was in a position of authority as her teacher. Obviously he can’t teach again so he went into politics where that behaviour seldom matters anymore.
Except the headmaster has come out to confirm he was NOT fired and left on good terms. Apparently a scourge of reporters have been following up on rumours and he felt it important to set it straight. Glenn McGregor tweeted out the statement.
The headmaster fails to point out, Trudeau was given the option; leave quietly with no record or be fired.
Except they filed an injunction today to block the story from being released…. If the story wasnt true why would they do that?
Yes…. they are true to form. They blocked all inquiries into any investigation into the SNC Lavalin and his violations of his ethics.
they didn’t file an injunction….I don’t think you can file an injunction to stop the press
You can file an injunction to stop a story – not stop the press
Many separation agreements will include a clause that the organization will represent the person’s departure a certain way. That particular email from the headmaster doesn’t feel like someone fulfilling their contractual mandate as it was a bit too gushing, but it does happen.
money in the right hands creates alot of gushing
Ya, he was given the opportunity to leave or be fired, ie. Good Terms. It’s a common way to Constructively Dismiss someone.
Hey look. it’s missed the point guy
Who said the 17 year old student was a girl?
My thoughts to. Be no big surprise that the Transgender Bender Peoplekind Princess would be in bed in a dress with a Gay Pride guy.
A teacher having sex with a minor student is considered statutory rape in Canada. Is that enough to bring down the crooked Trudeau parasite?
At that time it wouldn’t have been. The age of consent was 14 and the position of authority thing didn’t come into effect until a few years later.
ether way if true it’s still very gross and wrong.
The age of consent only applies when BOTH involved are minors….It does not apply when one is an adult….When an adult (over 18) has sexual contact with a minor (under 18), he/she is considered a pedophile…
That is not true at all. The age of consent applies to when one is an adult and the other is a minor. It’s gross, but it happens.
I’m not sure the position of authority thing didn’t come into effect until a few years later though. Then again, I think the whole thing is partisan bullshit. I notice the right has created a scenario in which Trudeau is screwed no matter what he says or does. He says it’s not true? He’s lying. He says it is? He’s a pervert (which he would be). There is NO option in your minds for, “hey, maybe this is totally made up by people who hate him and don’t want him to win.”
You really think an 18 year old who had sex with their 17 year old partner would be considered a pedophile? Get a grip.
Excellent point Kai. And if this did happen, that would be a good reason for a temporary injunction. They would have a few days to spin and cover.
But being a person in authority aka teacher and the girl being a student changes that and becomes an offence.
Generally, the age of consent for sexual activity is 16 years. However, the age of consent is 18 years where the sexual activity involves prostitution, pornography or occurs in a relationship of authority, trust or dependency (e.g., with a teacher, coach or babysitter).
IF THIS IS TRU3E HE COULD STILL BE CHARGED……………
Media are always running polls and talking about them. It’s well past time for “media” to run a poll on itself regarding trust. Sadly they won’t or they will expose themselves to the truth that most people do NOT trust today’s mainstream media. Media needs to look at the man in the mirror.
The contradictions in your piece appears to be a confession towards what you accuse the media of being in the first place. The self proclaimed white knight anti-hero of modern journalism beheads the media from its tabloid like practice using hissy-fit slash & parry words like; rumour, allegedly and apparently.
Thanks for reading.
I posted this on my youtube channel and it is now approaching 23K views in less than 24 hours. People are hungry for this news piece, why can’t they run with the story and keep the young lady anonymous? I’m not a big time channel, I’m not a journalist. I’m just a fed up Canadian citizen worried about her country and children. Thanks
There are still lots of questions, including is the story even legit. The whispers have been going on for years, and reputable people, along with scandalous operatives, are singing the same tune…but still they have not broken the story.
One possibility is that Trudeau got lawyers involved. It’s always tricky when an NDA is involved.
I bet its the Americans who have the NDA and dangled it to Globe and said “ARE YOU GOING TO PUBLISH THIS?”….and they basically have sat on it and now are being bullied but I bet the Americans will publish it if Canadian media continues protecting Justin. This is an absolute outrage. My video is now approaching 70K views because the people are looking for the story and except for you, everyones too scared of Justin to publish. I’m a shadow banned channel and yet this video managed to garner those views tells me the REAL views are probably double that amount. I think I covered this from both sides, I read the letter from the school, I have every RIGHT to discuss this and expect transparency and disclosure.
or give it to another news organization it don’t say in the court injunction that another news organization could pick it up
What I do not understand is the discussion of an NDA. If Trudeau had sex with a 17 y/o student when he was a teacher he would not be signing an NDA – why would he? He is not going to be telling anyone he broke the law. On the other hand if he did abuse a 17 y/o student any NDA that she (he?) would sign would not be legally binding. Could it be an adult with knowledge of the illicit affair signed an NDA? Perhaps a parent in exchange for money? In any event if the Globe has an authentic copy of the NDA why not just publish it? It can’t see any legal repercussions even if they do not have the cooperation of the victim (who could remain unnamed).
Any NDA requires both parties to sign it, even if it’s really only about protecting one of the parties in question, in order to keep the issue legally binding between both parties. If he did something untoward, it’s likely there was a significant exchange in order to sign the NDA and really, an NDA is just the first line of defence to keep loose lips at bay because if they violate the NDA, he can use legal proceedings to claw back anything that was given to them.
The story has been buried…. Bought and paid for by Gerald Butts.
There are many scenarios that could have happened. Trudeau could have realized he was in deep doo-doo with the 17 yo. and decided to skedaddle back to Montreal before the fecal matter hit the fan, thus he would have left the school on good terms. Or maybe the whole thing was quickly swept under a rug, with a pay off to 17 yo and/or parents and the NDA signed and hidden away with out the school knowing. I’m sure IF this rumour is true, Trudeau’s lawyers are dong their very best to keep it under said rug. I have found where there is smoke, there is usually fire, but is sometimes takes a while for the smoldering embers to catch!
Or…… maybe it’s just a whole bunch of bullshit! 🤷♀️
Here’s one of Turdeau’s faithful ideologues 🙂
I’m sure Trudeau will use the ‘affluneza’ defence.
Here’s one of Trudeau’s haters who will believe anything about him as long as it’s bad.
This is what I think it is. They can’t even decide on the specifics. Was it a girl? Was it a boy? Was it the mother of one of the students? If so, was she married?
And then the G&M backed off. So far I’ve heard that Trudeau blocked it, so the paper didn’t even come out on Saturday (when the story was supposed to have dropped), which makes no sense. Why wouldn’t they publish the rest of the paper?
Now, people are saying he filed an injunction to stop it, as though it’s fact, but with no proof. Does anyone have proof of this supposed injunction?
Does this Trump accusations Scheer might have fibbed working as an insurance broker?
Is there anybody who would be surprised if this is the case. Totally in keeping with his “privilege” upbringing.
The woman, if there is one, won’t come forward before October 21st. Maybe he’ll pay here more cash and we’ll never know. I don’t really care so much. I just want the Liberals out and the Party to reform into something worthwhile.
@Peggy Guthrie, what if it isn’t a woman but a guy?
I want to believe.
There has been zero evidence any of this is true. Pure speculation that Noone has been able to break in what? Two years.
They just want to smear him. None of the other “sex scandals” were sticking.
except only the liberal apologists and left leaning media are calling this a “rumor”. This has been discussed for years on the west coast, it was not an isolated incident.
Hope it is TRUE! And that it comes out before October 21st!
I don’t understand, James. Wouldn’t it have been better if the story had come out? Instead these rumors keep growing, and with Trudeau’s track record of lies, deceit and hypocrisy, anyone (aside from staunch Liberal supporters) would be inclined to believe that there is something to this story. And if there is any truth to it, Canadians deserve to know before the election! Already we’re probably never going to find out what exactly happened regarding the SNC-Lavalin and Vice Admiral Norman scandals.
I think you did us a disservice by throwing a wrench in the Globe & Mail’s plans of publishing the story. I hope you weren’t trying to protect the Liberals. If they get re-elected, I will be one pissed-off Canadian for the next 4 years, as I was for the last 4 years, at least every time I see Trudeau’s face! And you will come to mind as well, because you could have prevented it. So I hope you’re happy with what you have done. And I hope that at least the rumours will convince the undecided voters to definitely not vote for the Liberals!
Why would they stop the story if it could be proven to be a lie. The Trudy team got a injunction to stop the press. Is this not a first in Canadian Newspaper history? Sounds like sock boy is in real trouble. The American press will be all over this.
Except they aren’t.
Mr. Di Fiore has a point here. I’m grateful for what Robert Fife has exposed so far. But it’s odious that our MSM is sitting on news stories to time their release for maximum impact – for whom? Timing for maximum impact for sales, while objectionable, is understandable. But doing this for political impact is a whole different ballgame. At that point news media have become political agents, not impartial reporters.
Isn’t it a journalistic principle that journalists are to report the news, but not be the news?
I can’t help noticing, btw, that it was only after Rebel Media started mentioning the Point Grey rumours and asking why no-one in the MSM was investigating them that they started being referenced by the ‘approved’ MSM. It’s no wonder that the ‘government’ is pulling out all the stops to prevent them and True North Media from being able to report on this election.
One of them already has. Get some popcorn.
The Scheer broker story was a non-event. the 1st time his bio was published I did the math. High school grads in ONTARIO are 19 years old. Add 4 or 5 years for Post secondary education. That makes all his jobs parttime summer jobs.
Trudeau has proven again and again that he cannot be trusted. He is by far the worst PM in Canadian history, never have we seen the scandals, cover ups and just plain unethical behavior that we have seen with Trudeau and company. He cannot be gone soon enough.
The liberals are going to regret creating Trudeaumania II. The should have taken a closer look at the horse they were hitching their wagon to.
Turns out it wasn’t a horse at all. Just an ignorance ass dressed up like a horse. I’m offended by Trudeau dressed up in blackface.
But even more offended with Trudeau dressed up as a Prime Minister.
A Vancouver Teacher has gone to prison for this exact same scenario just a few years ago.
It’s now June 2020 and reading some of the comments on here defending Trudeau makes me want to puke. You could show a Trudeau supporter a live video of him sexually molesting a 5 year old boy while he’s confessing how he’s been ripping off Canadian taxpayers and they’d still find a way to defend him.
The fact is that Trudeau did have an affair with a 17 year old female student at Grey’s Academy and there was an NDA signed. I’ve also seen a copy of the agreement that Trudeau signed when he was basically fired from the school. I can’t recall the exact wording of it, but it mentioned inappropriate behaviour and if he agreed to leave there would be no further action. Shame on everyone who allowed Justin to get away with having sex with his student. Shame on all of the reporters who don’t report the truth because they’re too much of a paid off sissy. Trudeau might have snuck his way in even though Scheer had more votes, but trust me, his days are numbered.
guess we have a pedofile for the head of gvt