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Feds appoint Calgary economist – who has vulgarly tweeted about men – as feminist advisor

Lindsay Tedds has published profane tweets about “men and their horses–t,” and ridiculed male legislators as juvenile and pathetic.

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A University of Calgary economist – who has made vulgar tweets about men – has been appointed as a feminist advisor the the federal finance department.

The department refused to comment on the appointment of Lindsay Tedds, an associate professor at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, on Monday, says Blacklock’s Reporter. Tedds formerly worked as an analyst for the department.

Tedds has published profane tweets about “men and their horses–t,” and ridiculed male legislators as juvenile and pathetic.

“There is a small number of people dominated by men who don’t like how I communicate,” wrote Tedds.

“Ironically the feeling is mutual. I’ve learned that with such people, women like me can’t win. I am confident, I am opinionated. I am me. Deal with it.”

Tedds wrote in a Twitter post last December 17: “Day. A university campus. A zoom meeting. Dude says something stupid. Me: calls dude out for stupid statement. Dude: ‘Well, that is your opinion.’ Me: who the f—k else’s opinion would it be? Seriously, (what the f—k). Is this dude for ‘I know you are but what am I?’”

Tedds on February 23 accused Opposition Leader Erin O’Toole of “frat boy behaviour,” and on February 17 described Ontario Premier Doug Ford as weak and pathetic.

“It is interesting how weak men react to women who challenge them. Pathetic,” she wrote.

On January 30, Tedds tweeted an image of a coffee mug stating: “A wise woman once said, ‘F–k this shit’ and she lived happily ever after.”

A separate ungrammatical January 26 tweet stated: “The School of Public Policy that acknowledges that women exist and who may be tired of men and their horseshit to give a f—k?”

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland appointed Tedds to an eighteen-member Task Force on Women and the Economy.

“This group will harness the best ideas from a diverse group of experts from different sectors of the economy to advise the government on a feminist, intersectional action plan that addresses issues of gender equality in the wake of the pandemic,” Freeland said in a statement.

“Over the past year we have seen the alarming impact of this pandemic on women’s economic participation,. Canada’s future prosperity and competitiveness depend on the ability of women to participate equally and fully in our workforce.”

The Commons finance committee earlier heard testimony of conflicting data on claims women were disproportionately affected by the pandemic and economic downturn.

“If you seasonally adjusted data the loss is fifty-fifty between men and women,” Philip Cross, a former federal statistician and senior fellow with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, testified at a December 3 hearing.

“If you use unadjusted data it is 85:15.”

“Men and women have different seasonal patterns to their employment. Men lose their jobs in winter because they tend to work more outdoors, so they recovered more over summer.”

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/nobby7694

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard and the Vice-President: News Division 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. Left Coast

    March 10, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Another Radical Femnist Wokie . . . and likely College Matxist !

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Lawyer blasts Alberta sports facilities for vaccine passport policies

“It is unlawful for your facility to implement REP (Restriction Exemption Program) for youth activities,” From said in his letter to facilities.

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Lawyer Derek From has sent a stern warning to sport facility operators Monday saying they are breaching the law by requiring parents and kids 12 and over to show their vaccine status.

A constitutional lawyer for 10 years with the Canadian Constitution Foundation, From is now in private practice at an Airdrie law firm.

From was retained by a group of parents who have kids enrolled in youth sports programs in Calgary and the surrounding area.

“It is unlawful for your facility to implement REP (Restriction Exemption Program) for youth activities,” From said in his letter to facilities.

REP allows businesses to either choose to operate as usual if they implement a vaccine passport program or limit their attendance to one-third of their fire code capacity and abide by a number of other public health restrictions.

“Youth sports are supposed to be out of scope for these mandates according to the latest public health order,” From said in an interview with the Western Standard.

Last Thursday, public health order #43-2021 was rescinded due to “bad faith behaviour on the part of businesses offering youth activities and rogue municipal governments seeking to increase and stiffen the restrictions enacted by the Government of Alberta,” From states in the letter.

In its place, order #45-2021 was enacted making it clear that youth activities are out of the scope of REP.  

“This means that facilities that house youth sports are not allowed to use (vaccine) passports. They have to opt out of the passport program,” From said.

However, Calgary city council passed a bylaw that came into effect September 23 forcing businesses eligible for the REP to participate without choice including recreation facilities.

Calgary bylaw 65M2021 says “any person aged 12 years and older must show identification and either proof of vaccination, proof of a negative COVID-19 test result or a medical exemption from vaccine letter.”

“With (Mayor Naheed) Nenshi running interference on this issue, a lot of people were turned away from a number of facilities over the weekend,” From said.

“Essentially, they (city council) have left no one any choice in the municipality of Calgary including hockey rinks, even though it falls out of scope according to the province. Now a bunch of other surrounding communities are falling in line.”  

The legal letter demands these facilities stop enforcing any REP-related restrictions associated with youth physical, performance or recreational activities, and begin to follow the clear direction set out by the Alberta government regarding what falls in and out of scope for the REP.

“Youth physical activity, performance activity and recreational activity, where all participants are under the age of 18” is listed as outside of the purview of REP. This means that REP is not available for implementation in association with such activities,” the letter states.

“Thousands of parents are ready to have this fight for their kids across the province,” From said.

“If the letters aren’t enough to change the course for these facilities, we will start suing rinks and even the city (Calgary).”

From said he was sending the letter to Nenshi and Calgary council Monday.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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WATCH: Pawlowski arrested at Calgary airport

Pawlowski was handcuffed and taken away by Canadian Border Service Agency members when he landed back in Calgary via a private plane Monday afternoon.

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Controversial Calgary Pastor Artur Pawlowski is back behind bars again.

Pawlowski was handcuffed and taken away by Canadian Border Service Agency members when he landed back in Calgary via a private plane Monday afternoon.

He had been out of the country for four months.

Details on why he was taken into custody haven’t been revealed.

Pawlowski has been repeatedly ticketed and jailed for breaking provincial COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

He has recently been on a speaking tour in the US.

more to come…

source: streetchurch facebook

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/nobby7694

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Norway goes back to life as usual before COVID

Next to Denmark and Britain, Norway joins a growing number of countries who are lifting all COVID-related domestic restrictions.

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Norway lifted all remaining COVID-19 restrictions this weekend in an effort to return to normal.

“Now the time has come to return to a normal daily life,” said Erna Solberg, Norways’s prime minister at a press conference.

Neither vaccination status nor a negative test result was required for citizens to enter nightclubs and restaurants which saw throngs of people heading to their favourite hangouts en masse.

Saturday marked the first time capacity limits were lifted in bars and restaurants in more than 500 days. Revellers young and old took to the streets with rowdy celebrations.

Next to Denmark and Britain, Norway joins a small but growing number of countries who are lifting all COVID-19-related domestic restrictions. Sports venues, bars, restaurants and other businesses will be permitted to return to full capacity and will no longer require social distancing or masking.

According to the Institute of Public Health, Norwegian vaccination rates sit around 76% for one dose and 67% are considered fully vaccinated.

Solberg still encouraged citizens to get vaccinated and said those who contract COVID-19 will still be required to self-isolate to avoid transmission.

“Even though everyday life is now back to normal for most people, the pandemic is not over,” Solberg said.

Although some restrictions will remain in place for those arriving in Norway from countries with higher rates of infection, travel restrictions will also be lifted, the government said.

“In short, we can now live as normal,” Solberg said.

Denmark was the first country in the European Union (EU) to lift all corona virus restrictions on September 10.

“The vaccines and the great efforts of all of Denmark’s citizens over such a long period are the foundation for why we are going strong,” Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said on Twitter just before the country opened up.

After seeing nearly three-quarters of adults fully vaccinated and experiencing low rates of infection and death in August, the Danish Health Authority declared the virus is “no longer a critical threat to society.”

Britain lifted much of its COVID-19-related restrictions over the summer.

As of September 23, more than 48 million people in the UK have received their fist does – 89% of those over 16 years old. A total 82% of the population or 44 million people 16 and older have been double jabbed.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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