Canada: Female MP faces allegations over sex with soldier

Article here. Excerpt:

'Explaining his decision last week to throw MP Erin Weir out of caucus, Singh said an independent investigator had found that "Mr. Weir failed to read non-verbal cues in social settings. And that his behaviour resulted in significant negative impact to the complainants."

Singh acknowledged that "when Mr. Weir was told his advances were unwanted, he stopped." But, he said, he decided to expel Weir when it became apparent the MP was not sufficiently remorseful or willing to take full responsibility for his offences.

The names of Weir's accusers have been withheld even from him, an increasingly common practice nowadays in the corporate world.  

Actually, just about everything about Weir's case is unremarkably routine nowadays, save for one fact: the complainants had to be sought out. The original accusation against him was made in an open email earlier this year to all caucus members by a third party: fellow MP Christine Moore (Abitibi-Temiscamingue).
Kirkland says when he arrived at Moore's office, she offered him gin, and persisted even after he told her he was taking antidepressants and painkillers, and was not supposed to be drinking. "She's a nurse," he says, "and I thought I suppose if she's a nurse and says it's OK, it is."

There were a few more drinks, and it became clear Moore's intentions went beyond a professional interest in his case.

That night, he says, she "followed" him back to his hotel, where he says she spent the night.

"Look, I'm not crying rape," says Kirkland, who is now a Realtor in Brandon. "I don't like to think of myself as a survivor. I prefer 'thriver.' But what she did was inappropriate. Was I a willing participant? I guess it depends on your definition of willing. There was a power imbalance. There was a level of authority there."'

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... you're a politician or someone in senior corp. mgt.?

Yes it is possible to rudely ignore non-verbal cues when pursuing a fuck. Of course there is such a thing as being persistent, not so much insistent. But is being persistent when trying to get laid now not acceptable, at least a) in Canada, and b) if you're a pol or sr. mgt. type? Or a college guy? Or a guy?

There is persistent and there is insistent. Sounds to me like in both cases the "offenders" were being persistent, though if she followed the soldier, in fact, by car, w/o his permission, to me, that goes beyond persistent and goes straight to creepy. But the arrogance of power as my dad used to call it can compel ppl to do some pretty stoopid things.

Anyway, with shit like this happening in Canada, I have no plans to even consider trying to bang anyone who ends her sentences with "eh?". Just too risky.

Besides, there are plenty of McDonald's girls around here. :)

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