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University of Calgary rewards vulgarity-tweeting professor

“Deal with it,” tweeted Lindsay Tedds, an associate professor at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy,

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A U of C prof who has published profane tweets about “men and their horse—-,” and ridiculed male legislators as juvenile and pathetic has been given an award by the institution.

The Faculty of Arts award for Public Engagement was last week given to Lindsay Tedds.

“Deal with it,” tweeted Tedds, an associate professor at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, commenting on her earlier social media comments.

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

Blacklock’s Reporter, in a story in March, said the federal Finance Department hired Tedd as a feminist advisor.

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 s—’ 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 horse—- to give a f—k?”

In its award citation, the faculty said “as an economist Tedds has sought to make both academic contributions as well as an impact on Canadian policy making and policy implementation.

“To this end she makes her research accessible to a broad audience providing new perspectives about current social issues through public engagement,” it said.

Tedds has also appeared before a House of Commons Standing Committee on the GST tax credit and the lack of evidence regarding the effectiveness of various boutique tax credits.

The Western Standard has reached out to Tedds for comment but hasn’t heard back yet.

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. L P

    June 25, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    No kidding! Can you imagine how horribly unpleasant it would be to have to deal with this person, day in and day out? I feel sorry for her co-workers, having to always interact with such a miserable and spiteful personality.

    People like this professor are primarily why I associate less and less with progressives these days. It’s not their politics; it’s their demeanour. They are such scolds, perpetually unhappy. Everything is an outrage, everything is an oppression. And they can’t talk about anything other than politics. Sports, the weather, pets, gardening, you name it, no matter what you want to talk about, so many progressives instantly turn it into a condescending lecture on social justice. They’re like a walking, talking root canal.

  2. Rigpig

    June 23, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Vile c**t.

  3. Rick Johnson

    June 22, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Yet another occupier of the hallowed marbled halls of accademia trying to convince everyone they are a victim.

  4. Joc2257

    June 22, 2021 at 7:24 am

    There is nothing wrong with a woman speaking her mind as it isn’t with a man doing it also. What I don’t agree with the the use of vulgarity in a public space. There are morals and standards that set people above the masses, especially from someone who is is a government position. Swearing on a public forum like Twitter, FB, Instagram or any other social media may give the person a sense of being a tough and brutish but isn’t very social and show a lack of intelligent. But alas that seems to be the norm nowadays as the dumbing down of society continues its collapse

  5. Westcanguy

    June 22, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Meh… I’m just glad I’m not the one who has to go home to that…

  6. Deb

    June 21, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    It’s awesome that you are amplifying the work of this awesome woman. You need to feature more women who have had enough of men’s bull shit.

  7. swears reporter

    June 21, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    i would also like to be paid for reporting that some professor wrote swears on twitter

    my rates are extremely reasonable

  8. Steven Ruthven

    June 21, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    The Woke males just got kicked in the nuts. If they had any.

  9. Joe Calgary

    June 21, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    If it wasn’t for double standards the progressive ilk would have none at all. Had these comments been made by a male conservative politician their heads would have exploded. She can bitch and moan from her ivory tower, she is the poster child of the whole “dumbing down” of the university system in Canada and the U.S.

  10. Aaron

    June 21, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    What’s the point of this article? A grown-up used some swear words and the author wants to tattle on them? Plenty of grown-ups swear e.g. Politicians, lawyers, accountants, hockey players, construction workers, doctors, nurses, etc. If you don’t like her tweets, block them and get on with your life rather than whining about them.

  11. Haywood Jablome

    June 21, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Cry more, pumpkin

  12. Sansa

    June 21, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Dr Tedds is awesome and I loved reading those tweets you quoted! So much truth!! Thanks for bringing her award to my attention – I’m delighted she’s being recognized.

    See? You guys are capable of writing good news stories!

  13. Pam

    June 21, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    Wow, this is a sad article by the “tone police”. I’d suggest the author grow up but he appears to be a grown man who doesn’t like women who swear. Maybe he also thinks they should just stay in the kitchen. Sad.

  14. Andrew

    June 21, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    BUSTED

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SLOBODIAN: Decade long investigation into Manitoba residential school involves nearly 100 officers and 700 interviews

The First Nation recently undertook a search of the site using ground-penetrating radar technology but has not released the results.

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A “large and complex” decade-long investigation by RCMP has been underway into allegations of sexual abuse at a former residential school in Manitoba’s Sagkeeng First Nation.


The Fort Alexander Residential School opened in 1905 on Sagkeeng First Nation, located 120-km north of Winnipeg. In 1970 it was converted to a day school that operated for several years.


Manitoba RCMP issued a press release Tuesday confirming the major crimes unit began looking into allegations of abuse in February 2010, then launched a formal criminal investigation the following year.


RCMP began by gathering information, including reviewing archival records in both Ottawa and Manitoba. They went through thousands of documents such as student and employee lists and quarterly returns.


This involved more than 80 officers who interacted with more than 700 people across North America in an effort to find possible victims and witnesses.


“After compiling and collating all this data, investigators developed an investigative plan that began with the canvassing of people whose names had been identified in the documents as well as a door-to-door canvas in the Powerview/Fort Alexander area, where the school had been located,” said the statement.


The criminal investigation launched in 2011 involved 75 formal witnesses and victim statements.
Recently, Sagkeeng Chief Derrick Henderson said elders and survivors have long spoken about abuse at the school and children that went missing.


The First Nation recently undertook a search of the site using ground-penetrating radar technology but has not released the results.


“Violation of the privacy rights of those involved in this investigation will not only cause further trauma to everyone involved, but also potentially compromise this highly sensitive investigation,” said Henderson. “We ask that the trauma our community has experienced and continues to live every day is respected and that those affected are afforded their privacy at this time.”

RCMP are working closely with First Nations leaders and no other criminal investigations into former residential schools are underway in Manitoba, said RCMP.

Slobodian is the Senior Manitoba Columnist for the Western Standard  lslobodian@westernstandardonline.com

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BC increases vaccine efforts amid slowing rates, including ‘vax vans’

“Over the next two weeks, BC will push hard to vaccinate as many eligible people as possible.”

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BC health officials want more people rolling up their sleeves for the COVID-19 shot, and say they will be increasing efforts in the coming weeks to do just that.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, Health Minister Adrian Dix, and Dr. Penny Ballem addressed BC’s vaccine roll-out plan during a Tuesday morning news conference.

Among their announced efforts are “walk-in Wednesday” which will take place August 4 when 20,000 jabs will be made available with no need to book in advance.

Walk-in Wednesday is part of the “Vax for BC” campaign.

“I’d like to begin by thanking each and every one of the millions of British Columbian’s, like me, who have stepped up to be vaccinated,” said Henry.

“Because of this small act, we have been able to re-open our province.

“While we have made tremendous progress with our immunization plan, there is of course more work to do. We know that some people still struggle to find a convenient time in their day to get immunized, and others may still have questions, and be hesitant about the vaccine.

“So starting today, we are making it even easier for people to get vaccines. To help protect themselves, and their loved ones against COVID-19.”

Henry said the province will be introducing “custom vax vans” so people will be able to get vaccinated on their lunch break or “while cooling off at a lake.”

The province is also reducing the wait time between first and second doses from eight weeks to seven weeks.

There are currently 906,772 eligible people who have not received a dose, roughly 19.6% of the population older than 12, according to data from July 23.

Interior health has an un-vaccinated population of 26.2% while Northern health has 32.5% without a first shot.

On Monday, the Surrey Board of Trade wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Health Minister of Canada Patty Hajdu, BC Premier John Horgan, and Minister of Health Adrian Dix urging them to “implement a proof-of-immunization model.”

“We support a centralized, Canada-wide approach to COVID-19 proof-of immunization that could be easily used to confirm vaccination status for international and domestic use,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.

“Without inter-provincial harmonization, Canada risks a piecemeal approach, making life more difficult and unpredictable for individuals and employers during an already uncertain time.”

Last week, YVR airport implemented separate lines for vaccinated and un-vaccinated individuals prior to reaching customs.

The separation of lines – which was put in place as a federal policy – has since been removed following extensive public push-back.

As for enforcing proof-of-immunization policies at concerts, night clubs, and sporting events – an increasing number of British Columbian’s are cozying up to this idea.

Reid Small is a BC correspondent for the Western Standard
rsmall@westernstandardonline.com

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Feds silent on $120M loan to company not ‘worthy of taxpayers’ largesse”

Both CMHC and the Department of Social Development declined to respond to questions.

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Federal agencies yesterday remained mum about a $120 million housing loan to one of Canada’s wealthiest developers, after Cabinet earlier defended the loan as critical, said Blacklock’s Reporter.

“This project will help over 300 local families find rental housing units,” Ahmed Hussen, minister responsible for housing, told reporters. “That’s why the government is taking action to increase the supply of rental housing through projects like the one we’re announcing.”

Cabinet on July 19 announced the $120 million loan to build 302 apartments in Brampton, Ont. The developer is Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust. The company’s CEO was paid $3 million in salary and benefits last year, according to corporate filings.

“This project will help over 300 local families find rental housing units,” Hussen’s department said in a statement. “A solid and reliable supply of rental housing is critical to ensuring more Canadians have access to housing that is affordable.”

Choice Properties is owned by George Weston Ltd. The developer’s 2020 net income totaled $451 million. The loan was approved through a federal program, the Rental Construction Financing Initiative, that extends 10-year, easy-term credit “for certainty during the most risky periods of development,” according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Both CMHC and the Department of Social Development declined to respond to questions. The news website Press Progress cited data from Canada Mortgage and Housing that of 302 apartments in the Brampton project, as few as 61 would rent at below-market rates. The building is scheduled for completion by 2023.

“We know that finding an affordable place to live is a challenge for many Canadians in communities across the country,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at the time. “Today’s announcement is great news for families in Brampton. The Government of Canada will continue to invest to increase affordable housing options.”

George Weston Ltd. reported net earnings of $1.6 billion last year. It also operates the Loblaw Companies Ltd. supermarket chain that in 2019 received a $12 million federal grant to install new freezers. “Canadians might wonder why the Liberals handed over $12 million to Loblaw’s, one of Canada’s richest companies,” Conservative MP Mark Strahl (Chilliwack-Hope, B.C.) earlier told the Commons.

The freezer grant was paid under a Low Carbon Economy Fund. A now-disbanded ecoEnergy program similarly paid grants to large corporations in the name of energy efficiency.

Sobeys Inc. received $1.48 million in ecoEnergy grants in the period from 2006 to 2013. Loblaw Companies received $801,000. A total $207,968 was paid to McDonald’s Restaurants and $153,960 to Sears Canada.

“These companies are flush,” Liberal MP John McKay (Scarborough-Guildwood, Ont.) said in an interview at the time. “Companies, given their financial statements, don’t seem to be worthy recipients of taxpayers’ largesse.”

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

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