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North Vancouver councillor says pickup truck is ‘glorification of violence’, ‘petro masculinity’

Mathew Bond, a councillor for North Vancouver made the comment on Twitter Saturday after coming across a parked pickup in Vancouver.




A North Vancouver councillor says a pickup truck is a “glorification of violence” and is a symbol “domination”.

Mathew Bond, a councillor for North Vancouver made the comment on Twitter Saturday after coming across a parked pickup truck in Vancouver.

“The glorification of violence and domination,” Bond tweeted with disgust, along with a picture of the truck.

Bond hash-tagged his posted “#unnecessarytrucks #petromasculinity“.

Bond tweet

The Dodge Ram with a medium suspension lift did not have a front licence plate, which means it could be from Alberta.

There is also a skull attached below the front bumper adorned with the words “global warmer.”

The post caused an eruption of anger by pickup truck supporters against Bond.

“I’m unclear on the point of this post other than to perpetuate/aggravate an “us and them” position. “Petromasculinity” really? “Unnecessary truck”? With so much crap actually going on do we really need to sit in judgment of a parked truck downtown???” asked Sonya Bonenfant.

Rand Ridley mocked the driving capabilities of Vancouverites with his response: “At least when you get that one inch of snow that shuts Vancouver down this guy won’t be stuck blocking traffic!”

But the councillor was less than impressed with his critics.

“A lot of the replies to this tweet (which Twitter has graciously ran through the quality filter) are reinforcing the point I made,” he tweeted on Sunday.

“Wow, never expected to have so many people on this website thinking about my penis (especially dudes). Weird, but thanks?”

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
TWITTER: Twitter.com/nobby7694

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard and the Vice-President: News Editor of Western Standard New Media Corp. He has served as the City Editor of the Calgary Sun and has covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years. dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Jackie Conn

    January 19, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    You woefully un-informed MORON. I have been driving my lifted big truck for almost 20 years. WOMEN DRIVE TRUCKS TOO. It hauls hay, rocks, bark mulch, gravel, I take my owmn garbage to the dump and re-cycling. Wow…what a teeny tiny brain this MAN has.

  2. That's Dr. #SAND to you...

    January 19, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    He has night terrors from the memory of looking at a four wheel drive truck.

  3. Charles Martell III

    January 19, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Mathew Bond is a panty waist progressive fool with marxist tenancies . . .

    Next he will be telling us that if you sit for hours in a parking stall you can become an Electric Car . . . lol

  4. John

    January 18, 2021 at 9:48 am

    That particular Dodge, if it is a Cummins, very likely has better fuel economy and releases less CO2 into the atmosphere than many mid size sedans and probably half as much as Liz May’s muscle car.

    That said, the worst part is that he feels empowered after Twatter censored critical replies to his garbage.

  5. Allen

    January 18, 2021 at 9:47 am

    These are the opinions of the people that rule you.

  6. gearbox123

    January 17, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Did his penis shrivel when he saw this truck? (Assuming he has one.)

  7. +One

    January 17, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    I feel triggered. Literally shaking…as I am a Ford guy….

    • That's Dr. #SAND to you...

      January 17, 2021 at 8:27 pm

      I can’t even!

  8. Guest

    January 17, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    The cancel culture Vancouver councillor Bond has a way of showing his femininely. Lol, I bet Bond uses as many hydrocarbons in a day as other people in Vancouver do. Keep him over there BC keep him over there .


  9. ninetyninepct

    January 17, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Wow. His first thoughts are of violence and domination. A simple search will show that there are numerous web sites and clubs that cater to his fantasies. This Councillor needs counselling. He is also disturbed by masculinity. Another fantasy or would it be envy?

  10. John Adams

    January 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    The fact that Canada is run by oversensitive nancy-boys cannot be considered news at this point.

  11. John Adams

    January 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Censored for calling a spade a spade.

  12. Matthew

    January 17, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    This is what happens when Men abdicate their responsibility to society. The void is filled by women and the mentally ill. Sometimes those two aren’t mutually exclusive.

  13. Gary Dickson

    January 17, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    Oh, lookie!

    A government employee – a government bureaucrat – is envious of what someone else has.

    How lovely.

    You know what government bureaucrats do when they see that someone has something they want?

    They take it. By the power of government.

    • ninetyninepct

      January 17, 2021 at 8:47 pm

      Similar to the Horgan / Singh NDP tax form:
      How much did you make last year?
      Send it in.
      I wonder if the BC voters that voted NDP knew they were really voting for Trudeau and his Liberals.

      • Charles Martell III

        January 19, 2021 at 12:10 pm

        BC Voters that Vote NDP are not very bright . . . they have short memories and like free stuff. 3rd NDP Depression in 40 years coming in BC . . .

  14. That's Dr. #SAND to you...

    January 17, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    He’s just virtue signaling to the other idiots about how wonderful he is because he hates Alberta.

  15. Maaku the Pirate King

    January 17, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Pathetic turd

  16. David Elson

    January 17, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    That’s how the left operates. Delegitimizing everything. All you pick-up drivers beware, the left wants you dead.

  17. BanBait

    January 17, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Dude. Your girlfriend called. She said you both should start seeing other men.

  18. HighlySuccessful

    January 17, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    What a f*ggot. Slit his throat in front of his family.

  19. DMH

    January 17, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    North Vancouver is a sink hole Western culture.

  20. Snarkasterous1

    January 17, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Do the 36 other genders neuter all Libbie males at birth?

  21. warrenzoell

    January 17, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    Mathew Bond, effeminate triggered capa male.

  22. That's Dr. #SAND to you...

    January 17, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    A very manly truck.

    But isn’t that assuming the truck’s gender?

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Police on the hunt for armed killer who gunned down man in Coquitlam Park

Dozens of witnesses potentially saw the shooting occur.




Police are calling on the public to help them locate the person responsible for killing a 20-year-old man next to a basketball court, where there may have been more than a dozen witnesses.

On April 19, about 6:30 p.m., Coquitlam RCMP members rushed to Town Centre Park to investigate calls of a shooting.

When police arrived, they found Bailey McKinney lying on the ground. He was pronounced dead at scene.

“We believe this was a case of an individual being targeted for murder and not the park itself,” said Sgt. Frank Jang, of the RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

“Unfortunately, we know too well that these types of events can happen in any community.”

IHIT has control of the investigation and is working closely with the Coquitlam RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

Now police are looking for anyone who might have seen something, or has other information that would help Mounties nab a suspect.

“We are aware that there were several people in the immediate area when the shooting occurred,” Jang said.

“Many of them fled the scene, understandably, from the shock of having witnessed a shooting. However, if you were one of those people, we need you to come forward now.”

McKinney was known to police, and cops said he had conflict with certain individuals who may be responsible for his murder.

McKinney was due to be in court next month for a litany of charges — including drug charges and assault with a weapon, to using a firearm during a criminal offence, and uttering threats to kill or cause bodily harm — acquired late September when he was involved in crimes in Coquitlam.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Mike D’Amour is the British Columbia Bureau Chief for the Western Standard.

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They’re home! Police give pupdate on stolen bulldog babies

Three American Bulldog puppies were stolen April 10 during a break and enter.




With dogged determination, Surrey Mounties have recovered the last two of three puppies stolen 10 days ago.

Three American Bulldog puppies were stolen April 10 during a break and enter at a home in the 17400 block of 8 Avenue.

One of the three stolen pups was quickly returned to the owners two days later, on April 12, when officers, acting on public tips, located one of the puppies that had been sold to an unwary attendee at a car show in Mission, BC.

Then, four days ago, Surrey RCMP Property Crime Target Team found the remaining two puppies. The wee pooches were returned to their owner and then reunited with their mom.
RCMP did not give details of the rescue, but did note the owners are very grateful to the public.

“Everyone feels good about being able to return these little pups to their family, and it was made even better by the fact we did it with help from the public,” said Cpl. Dan Barrows, of the Surrey RCMP Property Crime Target Team, said in a release.

“This was a rewarding investigation for our officers.”

The puppies — valued at about $3,000 apiece — were last seen snuggling their mom.

Mike D’Amour is the British Columbia Bureau Chief for the Western Standard. mdamour@westernstandardonline.com

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B.C. father of transgender girl to appeal sentence and fine

The father reached a plea bargain deal for a 45-day sentence and 18 months probation – but B.C. Supreme Court Justice Michael Tammen decided to sentence C.D. to six months in jail.




The B.C. father of a teenaged girl given male hormones against his wishes will appeal his sentence and fine for criminal contempt of court.

C.D., as he was known in court documents, pleaded guilty to the charges last week and was sentenced on Friday. He defied orders not disclose details that would reveal his child’s identity or that of the doctors responsible for cross-gender treatment. 

The father reached a plea bargain deal with prosecutors who recommended a 45-day sentence and 18 months probation. However, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Michael Tammen decided instead to sentence C.D. to six months in jail.

C.D.’s lawyer Carey Linde told the Western Standard he hopes to get his client out on bail while he appeals the sentence.

“We’re doing the bureaucratic steps to try to get him out,” Linde said.

“It depends on what the Crown’s position is going to be. And they’re not going to take a position until they can read the judgment. And the judgment has not been posted yet.”

Linde believes the sentence is excessive, especially given the plea deal.

“The responses that I’m getting from lawyers who are criminal lawyers say that…it’s absurd,” Linde said.

In his decision, Tammen said: “I do not accept (the father’s) intention was otherwise than to attempt to undermine the authority of the courts and overall administration of justice… Moreover, I expressly reject (the father’s) sworn assertion … that he had no desire to share information that would harm (the child).”

Linde said: “The judge has gone off the deep end of law and order. Why? He gave a very reasoned argument, if you agree with him…justifying draconian measures.”

In his decision, Tammen said: “No member of the public can decide when, in what circumstances and which court orders to follow… Unless and until successfully appealed, court orders must be obeyed. They are part of the legal fabric of society and, thus, the law. Without the ability to enforce court orders, and if citizens were free to disregard them at will, there would not be democracy but anarchy.”

Linde believes Tammen never grasped what his client tried to do.

“He never understood it. He kept coming back and talking about you can’t avoid punishment, people aren’t free to go out and break the law because they think it goes against their conscience. But that’s not what civil disobedience is, Civil disobedience, says, ‘I do this in the knowledge and the acceptance of being punished.’ So my client always knew that he would get something.”

In court, C.D. said, “I’ve never once gone after my child for the choice she made wanting to be a male…I only tried to prevent her from making a medical choice she might regret later.”

When asked if he planned to continue his campaign in the future, the father said he had already done his part, adding, “I pass the torch on.”

Tammen granted C.D.’s 46 days jailed in pre-trial custody to count towards the 180-day sentence. C.D.’s crowdfunding website, which contained materials in breach of the court orders, had raised more than $50,000. Tammen instructed the father to donate $30,000 to a children’s charity within six months of his release from jail. Linde also plans to appeal the fine.

Linde said his client’s goal was to raise public awareness on “the school programs [that teach gender fluidity and transgender concepts]; the Infants Act, which allows doctors to do what they’re doing legally; and rapid onset gender dysphoria…You and I are talking, where we wouldn’t have two years ago. These things are moving.”

When asked about his client’s mood following the long sentence, Linde said,

“Obviously, he’s not happy, he would rather it didn’t happen…He doesn’t object to being sentenced…[but feels] he’s been singled out somehow, misunderstood…

“He pled guilty. And his evidence was that he had accomplished what he set out to accomplish. He never asked for any of this. He was a defendant…And he just wants to go back to live as much as he can the life he had before all this happened to him.”

Harding is a Western Standard reporter based in Saskatchewan

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