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VIDEO: Aboriginal Affairs Minister literally won’t stand up for missing and murdered women

Watch this. Seriously.

June 2, 2015

Who will stand up for Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women?

Not Bernard Valcourt. Literally.

It seems Valcourt, the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, was the only person at the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report who wasn’t interested in standing when TRC chair Justice Murray Sinclair called for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.

Video from Tuesday’s event in Ottawa shows the Conservative cabinet minister sitting awkwardly for nearly half a minute as the room erupts into a standing ovation and opposition NDP leader hovers over him.

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Conservative e-mail says Stephen Harper gives nation’s youth “reason for optimism”

Worried about your child’s future? Worry not! As far as the Conservative Party of Canada is concerned, thanks to Stephen Harper, “things look a lot better now than they have in a long time” for the nation’s young people! That’s what the Conservatives’ Chief Operating Officer (and “proud father”) Simon Thompson had to say in a […]

June 1, 2015

Worried about your child’s future?

Worry not! As far as the Conservative Party of Canada is concerned, thanks to Stephen Harper, “things look a lot better now than they have in a long time” for the nation’s young people!

That’s what the Conservatives’ Chief Operating Officer (and “proud father”) Simon Thompson had to say in a recent fundraising e-mail to Conservative supporters, explaining that the “proven leadership” of Harper has put the nation’s jittery youth at ease by instilling “reason for optimism”: